University Planning

Performing Arts Center - Planning for the Future

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May 22, 2012 Update

A presentation to share final interior and exterior finish choices for the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Western Illinois University will be held from 11 a.m.-noon Friday, June 1 in the University Union Capitol Room. The presentation is open to the public.   For more details, visit the University Relations press release.

November 17, 2011 Update

Following the April 26, 2011, ceremonial groundbreaking, the design architects revisited campus on November 17th to share internal gallery views that accompany the previously shared external view. As the  January 2013 beginning of construction nears, we clearly have a gorgeous facility to look forward to.

Enjoy these new images with links below to previous updates and the chronology told through press releases. In addition, interior plans for the ground, second, and third levels are available as a pdf for download.


Exterior View (perspective looking northeast)

NE exterior view 

Interior Gallery View (looking in through the exterior glass)

looking inside through glass exterior


Interior Gallery View (stepping inside with color and texture of interior open design)

moving inside for a view


Interior Gallery Views (an open interior with more color and texture, complemented by expansive natural lighting and view)

inside openness with natural lighting



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For more information, contact Sharon Evans, Interim Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at 309-298-1618 or via email at