The Sevier Valley Center is shared by a community, region, college and school district. The challenge of building a large facility in a small rural community was answered through the vital coordination of all members of the design and construction teams with the community. The relationship among the three distinct functional areas of the building is such that each can CAPACITY800COST PER SQ FT$135.00FEATURED IN2003 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized used individually and simultaneously for different functions or collectively for larger events such as conventions.
The 800-seat performance theater has a spacious two-story atrium lobby that is ideal for pre-function activities and offers impressive mountain views to the west. Gallery walls surround the entrance to the theater on the mezzanine level. A 5,000-seat arena hosts regional sporting and entertainment events. Recreation facilities include locker and training rooms, and the facility also includes 12 classrooms and faculty offices.
The center is simple in its appointment of durable materials, including brick, concrete, CMU and insulated low-e glass. At the same time, it is elegant in its architecture and spacious feel, including the use of anegre and cherry wood finishes in the lobby and theater.