Center for Performing Arts

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Western Illinois University's Center for Performing Arts might have to do without some amenities as the school aims to reduce the cost of the project.  The single construction bid that came in this spring was over budget. So the state ordered Western to scale back the building plans by about $6 million, which is about 10% of the total cost.  

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

The state received just one bid to build a Center for Performing Arts at Western Illinois University.  Scott Coker, Director of Facilities Management at WIU, said the bid came in around $5 million above cost estimates so the state will re-bid the project.

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Western Illinois University's Center for Performing Arts project is moving forward despite Governor Bruce Rauner's freeze on all non-essential state spending.

Western Illinois University

The state will start seeking construction bids this month for a long-awaited project at Western Illinois University.

WIU Constructs New Parking Lot

Jun 17, 2014
Frannie Smith / Tri-States Public Radio News

Western Illinois University is expecting its Center for Performing Arts to be built in the near future. But first there is a parking lot to be built. 

Western Illinois University plans to sell off the naming rights for portions of the soon to be constructed Center for Performing Arts.