ENR Southeast has awarded The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University a 2022 Best Project Award in the Higher Education/Research category.
Of the 93 total submissions, 16 earned Best Project accolades and stood out to the judges based on unique challenges faced and overcome, innovative processes, and outstanding quality of work.
The Fisher Center, completed in September 2021, holds two recital halls, a 12,000-square-foot grand lobby, and a 1,700-seat performance hall. The University’s vision for the project was to create the finest performing arts center on any college campus in the world. In addition to being a world class space for Belmont students, it will also connect the Nashville community to performers, artists, and speakers from all over the world. The building was specifically designed to be able to host a wide variety of events including theatre, opera, ballet, acoustic and amplified performances.
Known around campus as Belmont’s “largest classroom,” the building serves not only as performance space, but as a learning tool for Belmont students. For example, a few of the building's transformative features include acoustically transparent ceilings, motorized acoustical treatments, two motorized platform lifts, a trap room, performance lighting, and a state-of-the-art speaker system. Additionally, manual stage rigging in-lieu-of motorized line sets were designed to give students hands-on experience with stage and scene setup.
This facility will serve as a cornerstone to Nashville’s growing culture and community.
The ENR Southeast Project of the Year will be announced in Atlanta later this year.