The MAC (McAninch Arts Center)

Glen Ellyn, Illinois / United States of America

The mission of the College of Dupage's McAninch Arts Center (MAC) is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities to encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. After nearly 25 years of providing excellent performance venues and art education to students and the community, the 165,000-square-foot MAC was in need of renovation.

As part of a Board approved 2005 Facilities Master Plan, the MAC renovation was initiated to address space issues and technology needs of the theatre and academic programs. The Mainstage Theatre was upgraded to attract a broad variety of entertainment acts for the enjoyment of students and the community. Basic improvements to comfort and life safety were also addressed in theatre spaces, enhancing the College's leadership in providing quality music, drama, and dance performances. Traditional studio/classrooms were transformed into collaborative teaching environments that encourage learning beyond lecture-based instruction. Teaching spaces are technology-enriched, multimedia environments that allow both student and instructor participation in the worldwide "conversation on the arts."

The College of DuPage has increased student enrollment through the provision of state-of-the-art music and art studios and updated technology for programs long overdue for such an upgrade.



Architect of record

Edward Faron
Wight & Company
2500 North Frontage Road
Darien, IL 60561, USA
Phone: 630-969-7000
efaron@wightco.com

General contractor

Sheryl Van Anne
Mortenson Construction
25 Northwest Point Blvd., Suite 100
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, USA
Phone: 847-472-8131
sheryl.vananne@mortenson.com

Consultant 1

Jason Gerke
Graef
One Honey Creek, Corporate Center, 125 South 84th Street, Suite 401
Milwaukee, WI 53214, USA
Phone: 414-259-1500
jason.gerke@graef-usa.com

Consultant 2

Jason Gerke
Graef
One Honey Creek, Corporate Center, 125 South 84th Street, Suite 401
Milwaukee, WI 53214, USA
Phone: 414-259-1500
jason.gerke@graef-usa.com

Consultant 3

George Schober
V3 Companies
7325 Janes Avenue
Woodridge, IL 60517, USA
Phone: 630-724-9200
gschober@v3co.com

Photographer

Paul Schlismann
Paul Schlismann Photography
508 Hermitage Drive
Deerfield, IL 60015, USA
Phone: 847-945-0768
paul@schlismann.com

Photographer 2

Allison Evans
Allison Evans Photography
1301 W. Fletcher, #211
Chicago, IL 60657, USA
Phone: 847-452-1263
allison.enjoy@gmail.com