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Dairy Performing Arts Center

Boulder, CO
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The Dairy Center for the Arts is nationally recognized as a model example of urban renewal. The building was originally home to a dairy processing center, but has now been transformed into Boulder’s largest multi-disciplinary arts facility. The renovation includes a glass walled west entry leading to supplementary gathering spaces, a concession/bar area, theatre rooms, performance spaces, and modern ticketing services for patrons. A flowing, curved roof, created from curved glulam timbers, nicknamed the “Ballerina Swoop” creates an inviting visual juxtaposition to the solid concrete block structure of this wonderful former industrial building.   An acoustical slatted wood ceiling follow the curves showing off it's timber/wood aesthetic.

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    Assembly (Worship, Restaurant)

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    Timber-Frame / Post and Beam, Heavy Timber Decking, Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete), Structural Composite Lumber (e.g. LVL and LSL), Wood-Concrete Composite Systems, Light-Frame

Companies Involved:
  • Sopher Sparn Architects


  • Wyatt Construction

    General Contractor

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