Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
Project of the Year Winner & Institutional—Under $50 Million (tie)
By Joseph Caouette
Cost: $17.5 million
Location: Camrose, Alta.
Companies involved: BR2 Architecture, Clark Builders, Read Jones Christofferson, Smith + Anderson, Howell-Mayhew Engineering
Traditionally, audiences applaud the performer, not the theatre.
But the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre is no traditional theatre. Boasting LED lighting—powered by an ingeniously designed solar array—this stage is a model for the next generation of theatrical facilities and performance spaces. Not only has it tied for first place in the Top Projects Awards’Institutional—Under $50 Million category, it is also Alberta Construction Magazine’s choice for 2014 Project of the Year.