Tacoma-based Korsmo Construction recently completed the final phase of the renovation of historic Eastvold Hall on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University to include the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
The $12M, 46,000 square foot project includes restoration of the building within its existing footprint, with expanded lobby and gallery spaces, elevator access to all floors, classrooms, music practice rooms and enhanced support and offices for the Department of Theatre. Extensive seismic and ADA access upgrades were also performed.
The fully refurbished auditorium includes 680 new theater style seats with improved sightlines and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. Douglas fir wall panels that are both decorative and functional provide acoustic qualities that add to the high quality of the performance space.
The project which was designed and constructed to achieve a LEED Gold certification, utilized lumber milled from trees sourced on the PLU campus.
Korsmo Construction (www.korsmo.com), based in Tacoma, Wash. is a general building contracting company that has served the Pacific Northwest since 1948. Projects include the Tioga Library Building on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, the Nisqually Tribal Administration Building, and the LOTT Clean Water Alliance WET Center in Olympia, Wash.