Huss Center for the Performing Arts

Arts Center Performs With Purpose

The Huss Center, a vibrant new home for the performing arts on Saint Paul Academy and Summit School’s campus, includes a 650-seat performance hall, a 180-seat multipurpose space, and an arts commons that acts as both lobby and student gathering space. The project’s simple and economical precast concrete construction is animated by three undulating elements: a dynamic perforated metal façade on the exterior, a colorful ceiling system within the public space interiors, and a layered scrim wall within the performance hall. Situated between a Modernist 1970’s addition and an American collegiate-style 1990’s addition, the project unifies its context by merging the clean, simple lines of the former with the materiality and warmth of the latter.


St. Paul, Minnesota

Building Type

Performing Arts


36,000 SF

  • 2017 AIA Minnesota Honor Award
  • 2016 IIDA Northland Chapter, Interior Design FAB Excellence in Design Award
  • 2016 Finance & Commerce Magazine, Top Projects of 2015

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