CU Colorado Springs Ent Center for the Arts
The UCCS Ent Center for the Arts will be built on the site of three former softball fields and parking lots. The new UCCS Ent Center for the Arts will enhance the university’s and community’s arts community. The facility is named for Major General Uzal Girard Ent, commander in the Air Force during World War II. The project includes a 750-seat main theater, a 250-seat recital hall, and is home to the UCCS resident theater company. The Ent Center for the Arts is the first phase of a complex that will ultimately provide consolidated space on campus for its Visual and Performing Arts Department. One of the main challenges to the construction of the UCCS Ent Center for the Arts is the acoustical requirements.
The new Visual and Performing Arts (VaPA) Center at UCCS in Colorado Springs, Colorado will be a consolidated facility that will include performance venues, studios, and gallery space. The project has a goal of 30% energy savings and LEED Gold Certification. It will also pursue an innovation credit for acoustics.