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Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Arts & Entertainment, Unique and Innovative
Structural Engineering, Energy Services, Commissioning
Project Size

70,000 square feet new

250,000 square feet renovated


Certified LEED v2009 NC Silver, 2009

ABC East Coast Chapter, Project of the Year, 2014

USGBC South Florida, Outstanding Building of the Year, Public Spaces, 2015


The multiphased project included improvements to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, a LEED Silver Certified building. The first phase involved refurbishing and restoring the main performance hall, the 2,688-seat Au-Rene Theater. The new three-story Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center, JM Family Studio Theater and Huizenga Pavilion were added in the second phase while the third phase consisted of renovations to lobbies and support spaces. A tunnel connects the pavilion to the new theaters.


The performing arts center maintained full theater schedules during the expansion process through careful staging and scheduling major work for the 18-month renovation during two off seasons. In addition to structural engineering the entire project, TLC increased the energy efficiency of the Huizenga Pavilion through the use of energy modeling and commissioning, along with managing the pavilion through the LEED certification process. We also engineered structural systems for the expansion and renovation.