Pfeiffer to Design Arts Center at Fountain Park

Pfeiffer's Alberto Cavallero presenting design concepts for the new Arts Center
November 16, 2022
Pfeiffer, a Perkins Eastman Studio, was tapped to design the new Arts Center at Fountain Park in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Located in the center of the multifaceted innovation district of the Fountain Park area of Rock Hill, the Arts Center promises to be the premier innovative arts center for the performing arts, arts education, and entertainment for York, Lancaster and Chester counties and beyond in South Carolina. The Center is seen as the spark to ignite the commercially zoned area around the new public park. The first phase of the project will include a 500-seat multipurpose theater and support spaces, designed to accommodate local performances and touring shows. Schematic design is scheduled to begin in May following the current pre-design/programming phase, during which community input is solicited through a series of workshops and fundraising efforts. The first engagement meeting held last week reviewed initial design concepts and determined a completion date of October 2026. "We had more than a dozen architecture firms from which to choose, but Pfeiffer quickly rose to the top of our list," commented Todd Leahy, Executive Director of ACFP. "They understand the dynamic impact this performing arts center can have on our region, and their portfolio is impressive, especially in similarly sized communities. Pfeiffer's process is collaborative and transparent. We are thrilled to partner with them."