Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The design of the complex has been praised by architectural critics as a world-class facility; however, equal credit must be given to the outstanding quality and workmanship that Clark Construction was responsible for.
William Farkas, President, Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Location: 
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Client: 
Performing Arts Center Authority
Architect: 
BTA Architects, Inc
Contract Value: 
$35,700,000
Size: 
520,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
1991

Built in 1991, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is a 520,000 square-foot arts and culture complex set on the water along the north bank of the New River in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

The 260,000 square-foot Broward Center for the Performing Arts includes the 2,700 seat Au-Rene theater, a more intimate 595-seat theater, and a multi-purpose Community Hall. Highlights include a four-story glass facade, formal gardens, and a riverfront terrace with a stairway leading to the river's edge. A rehearsal center, extensive backstage facilities, and luxurious theater lobbies also were included in the project. The 316,000 sqare-foot parking garage consists of three levels below grade and two levels above. It is a cast-in-place concrete structure with precast exterior spandrel panels, a double elevator bank, and parking for 955 cars.

Awards: 
Broward Builders Exchange - Craftsmanship Award, Architectural Concrete
Broward Builders Exchange - Craftsmanship Award, Architectural Concrete Laborer
Broward Builders Exchange - Craftsmanship Award, Carpentry - Rough & Finish
Broward Builders Exchange - Craftsmanship Award, Metalwork-Lathing
Broward Builders Exchange - Craftsmanship Award, Millwork
Broward Builders Exchange - Craftsmanship Award, Roofing & Commercial Tile
Broward Builders Exchange - Craftsmanship Award, Plastering - Interior Gypsum
Broward Builders Exchange - Craftsmanship Award, Plastering - Ornamental
Broward Builders Exchange - Craftsmanship Award, Stonework & Cut Coral
Broward Builders Exchange - Overall Commercial Project of the Year