|The original Peru State College campus performing arts center was built in 1921 and the theatre retains the sweeping curves of the time period. After many generous donations from alumni and area residents, along with funding from the Nebraska State Legislature, a new addition was recently constructed which includes a new main and second floor lobby, costume and prop workshops, dressing rooms, a green room, new bathrooms, and an extended stage.
This historic campus building remodel features precast concrete insulated wall panels. The precast exterior was chosen based on the material’s ability to mimic the existing architecture, cost savings, energy efficiency, and accelerated schedule capabilities.
The exterior of the building consists of thin brick with a pattern to match the existing building. The brick that was used on the project was sourced from Endicott who was able to provide a very good match for the almost 100-year-old brick on the original building. There is also ornamental buff acid etched banding that adorns various areas of the façade as well as around the window sills and surrounds.