73,600 sf
350-seat Proscenium Stage Theater
150-seat Black Box Theater
Rehearsal Rooms
Recording Studio


A World Class Conservatory Looks to the Future

The Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) at Roosevelt University is a world-class performing arts college that offers gifted students professional training at its prestigious music and theatre conservatories.  CCPA is one of the first conservatories founded in the United States. To expand its offerings and remain competitive with other institutions, CCPA launched a comprehensive 2-year feasibility study following Rotholz’s recommendation.   A Statement of Need and Probable Cost was presented to a generous donor who funded the study. The 12-month study included restacking of existing teaching facilities within the historic Auditorium Building and proposed a new building structure on vacant land for a new theater. The program included a 350-seat proscenium theater and music rehearsal spaces designed to accommodate a full orchestra and a 150-seat black box theater. 

Rotholz led the Feasibility Study for a new Academic Performing Arts Center and
Renovation of a historic Landmark Building
Architect: Hammel Green and Abrahamson (HGA)
Contractor (Feasibility Study): Power Construction Company