The Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center features new construction and renovations of the Harvester II Building - a one-time hub for farm machinery sales. The Hoff Center is a 95,000 square foot multi-use facility. Work on the $27 million center began in June 2018 and the grand opening was held in February 2020. The four-story arts and culture center includes a 280-seat theatre for live performances, box office, classrooms, rehearsal areas, artists’ studios, a large commercial kitchen for cooking classes and more.
Precast concrete was an excellent choice for this project not only because it was able to accommodate a tight, winter construction schedule, but because it was also able to mimic and compliment the look of the adjacent existing Harvester II Building which is included on the National Register of Historic Places. 12,000 square feet of Endicott thin brick and a grey sandblasted accent were used to accomplish that task.
122 insulated precast concrete panels of two different thicknesses and equaling 35,000 square feet were used to complete the project. Four inches of extruded insulation was used along with Nu-ties to provide continuous insulation. Forty-three 65-foot-tall precast concrete panels were used to construct the backstage area of the theatre.