Tri-C Gill & Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts

  • Size: 75,000 SF

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Independence Construction
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Cuyahoga Community College
Robert P. Madison International

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Located on Tri-C’s Metro Campus in downtown Cleveland, this new facility houses spaces for the college’s theater, dance, performance, and recording arts programs.

First floor spaces include a Wi-Fi café, meeting spaces, administrative offices and a state-of-the-art, 3,000 SF black box studio for recording and/or transmitting video performances.

Classrooms for video, animation, and multimedia editing are located on the second floor, as well as video editing suites.

The third floor is dedicated to recording arts and technology with labs, classrooms and a pair of high-end recording studios – the Large Ensemble Room and Small Ensemble Room – each with adjoining sound isolation booths and control rooms.

Over 24,000 SF of the facility is dedicated to a public library and archive storage areas for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The extensive archives housed here – including publications, photographs, song manuscripts, recording contracts, flyers, posters, books, and thousands of unreleased sound and video recordings – require sophisticated climate-controlled storage areas.

The project also included the installation of a 25 ft. by 25 ft. LED video message display on the south side of the building, facing the adjacent interstate highway.

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