Phase I of Shenango auditorium renovation completed

February 05, 2009

Penn State Shenango began to renovate its auditorium this past summer in order to transform the facility into a more conducive and pleasant venue for Penn State events and the community.

The entire renovation will take place in distinct phases, with Phase I having been completed this past December, just in time for the campus’ fall commencement ceremony. Future phases are focused on infrastructure and esthetic upgrades. The auditorium now has more comfortable seating, full handicapped accessibility, new restrooms and a level floor which makes the space more versatile.

Phase I was funded by local philanthropy, including a lead gift by Paul and Eleanor Chadderton, and substantial support from Jean and Diane Daffin and Vera Lartz. Penn State University’s Office of Physical Plant also provided approximately one-third of the renovation costs, in addition to technical oversight.
WTW Architects of Pittsburgh, Pa., developed the plans for the renovation, and contractor Jack Gibson and Associates of Warren, Ohio, completed the construction work.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009