Curtain Rising on Broward Center’s Future
A renovation drama in three acts is well underway in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, setting the stage for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ dynamic future.
The Performing Arts Center Authority, which governs the Center, awarded the 18-month, multi-million-dollar renovation and expansion project to the joint venture team of Stiles Miller, LLC in spring 2012.
Meticulously planned to keep the full schedule of performances running smoothly, the comprehensive upgrade will restore the 20-year-old venue to state-of-the-art status.
“In expertise, craftsmanship and commitment to our community, this team is an ideal match for our vision,” said Kelley Shanley, president and CEO of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Phasing and staging are critical to assure smooth operations for the Center. Phase one of three, completed in fall 2012, renovated the 2,688-seat Au-Rene Theater, adding an innovative Club Level that’s redefining how people enjoy live theater. Phases two and three are reshaping the Center’s amenities, creating an appealing flow from the main building to the riverfront. By March 2014, the spectacular, waterfront Huizenga Pavilion and the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center will be completed.
“Our firm’s commitment to the Center’s success runs deep, and goes back to its beginning,” said Tom Miller. “This is a great opportunity to help build Fort Lauderdale’s future.”