•  We have created an icon for Dayton and I know we all feel proud of this special accomplishment. The purpose of this letter is to thank you for continuing ...to help perfect what we have built. GBBN's dedication to quality and practical, but elegant solutions to the quality of our product ...and now helping us fine tune is very special. Your customer service excels. Thanks again for your dedication.

    Pete Horan
    President Second & Main Limited

Second & Main Limited / Schuster Center


Location: Dayton, Ohio
Size: 580,000 SF/New Construction

Program Elements:
2,3000-Seat Main Theater, 1,500-Seat Black Box Theater, Rehearsal Hall, Performers Dressing Rooms, 18 Story Office/Residential Tower, Public Winter Garden, Parking

The Schuster Performing Arts Center occupies a full city block in the heart of Dayton and is comprised of three major components: Performing Arts Center, Winter Garden, and an Office/Residential Tower with below grade parking.  The arts center includes a multi-purpose hall with rehearsal/performance rooms and support facilities.  The ceiling soars upward in elliptical rings organized as telescoping cones.  The 2,000 fiber-optic lights pay homage to the star-filled sky on the night of the Wright Brothers inaugural flight.

The Winter Garden is a glazed public atrium with a 45' tall palm tree courtyard.  It serves as lobby for the performing arts facilities and condominiums, and as a forecourt for the restaurant and ticket space.  Its glazing continues to wrap the facade, leading to a covered walkway over the street to adjacent parking facilities.

GBBN Architects in collaboration with Pelli Clarke Pelli.