“ . . . This is a big investment by the university and will make a significant, positive difference to the city of Greensburg . . . lively, welcoming space . . .”
Harnessing the region’s industrial legacy and the university’s focus on the arts, the building is a straightforward, cost effective, and energy efficient ‘Metal Shed’ with a diversity of art studio and teaching spaces. Enthusiasm and excitement for the building from students and faculty is palpable. Students from various arts disciplines can collaborate, share ideas and techniques, and connect with their community. Since the arts programs moved into the local business district, the relationship between the university and host town has grown considerably. Various community outreach initiatives including children’s, seniors and art therapy classes enrich the community and broaden the experience of students. The project expands community-university partnerships and positions the Arts Center as an economic catalyst for City’s declining retail core and enhancement of the City’s Cultural District aspirations.
“The Seton Hill Arts Center project has been a tremendous success in every way,” says Curt Scheib, Chair, Division of Visual and Performing Arts at Seton Hill. “The building will enable a strong and continued growth in the university’s programs in the arts as well as the continued renaissance of the city of Greensburg,” he adds.
designLABarch; also BSHM Architects; Karpinski Engineering; Gateway Engineers; Paller & Associates