University of Texas Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

Midland County, Texas
United States

This world-class performance center hosts a wide range of events from University level performance and musical education, convocation ceremonies, lectures and other community experiences, to more regional and national Broadway theater, symphonies, ballet, and opera offerings. The state-of-the art complex includes a 1,800-seat, auditorium in addition to a 200-seat acoustically treated recital hall. HLB's scope included the auditorium and recital hall, public, performer, and technical support spaces, the academic and administration areas, as well as the exterior façade, site, and parking.

Conveying the open sky on a captivating evening, a sparkling “starfield” lighting technique is applied at the auditorium ceiling. Within the flexible recital hall, wall washers and slots detailed into the wood ceiling provide simple and clean general illumination for the more intimate space.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Higher Education
  • Performing Arts
  • 108,000 sq.ft. | 10,034 sq.m.
    $81 M
  • Bora Architects
  • Univ. of Texas