Milton Powell & Partners

Lewisville Center for the Creative Arts
City of Lewisville
Lewisville, Texas

The City of Lewisville, Texas established the goal of revitalizing its downtown or “Old Town” area. A principal element of the revitalization is the development of the Lewisville Center for the Creative Arts. The goal is to use the Center as a tool to enhance activity in the downtown area while simultaneously providing a much-needed facility for various community arts organizations.

The 38,887 SF project features the following major components:

  • 300-seat Proscenium Theatre with fly loft and support spaces
  • 3,000 SF Black Box Theatre with support spaces
  • 2,400 SF Multi-Purpose Rehearsal Hall and Ballet Studio
  • 2,400 SF Art Gallery with movable walls for presentation options
  • Five 400 SF Art Studios with adjacent outdoor studio plaza
  • Arts Administration offices
  • Catering Kitchen
  • 100’ x 140’ Entry Courtyard equipped for outdoor theatrical productions, festivals, ceremonies, and social receptions.

The Lewisville Center for the Creative Arts provides an activity anchor to the west end of “Old Town”, while a new rail transit center station is located at the east end. These two activity magnets anchoring both ends of “Old Town” will encourage the redevelopment of the downtown area between them with shops, restaurants and public services.

Architect-of-Record was PSP.

Design Awards:

  • Texas Forestry Association
    Excellence in Wood Design Award - 2012
  • United Masonry Contractors Association
    Award for Outstanding Masonry Design
    2011 Golden Trowel Awards
    First Place - Government/Institutional