Central College Douwstra Auditorium


Renovation to Douwstra Auditorium
Central College, Pella, IowA

With Douwstra Auditorium, Central College was faced with a historical landmark that lacked the modern acoustical and aesthetic qualities desired in a concert hall. After a generous donation from alumni, College leadership embraced the opportunity to update interior design, provide a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, and make plans to introduce a future $1,200,000 pipe organ into the same space. Central College approached ETHOS Design Group to create the vision for transforming Douwstra into a regional performing arts center, ensuring it continues to be a great asset to the Central Campus and Pella communities. Construction is on pace to be completed in June 2018.

Status: In Construction

Project Cost: $2,423,000

Project SF: 6,164 SF

Project Team:

  • Tim Olson: Architect
  • Kevin Stromert: Intern Architect
  • Rebecca Cantrall: Interior Designer
  • Saul Engineering
  • Modus Engineering: Lighting Designer
  • Kirkegaard Associates: Acoustical & A/V Systems
  • Casavant Freres: Organ Builder
  • Graham Construction

Project Type:  Higher Education