Moss Arts Center

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Moss Arts Center
Moss Turner Street Sign.jpg
Former names Shultz Dining Hall
Alternative names Center for the Arts, Street and Davis Performance Hall
General information
Status Active
Type Performance Hall
Architectural style Modern
Address 190 Alumni Mall
Town or city Blacksburg
Named for Patricia Buckley Moss
Groundbreaking June 21, 2010; 13 years ago (2010-06-21)
Construction started 2012; 12 years ago (2012)
Completed September 2013; 10 years ago (2013-09)
Opened October 28, 2013; 10 years ago (2013-10-28)
Inaugurated October 23, 2013; 10 years ago (2013-10-23)
Cost $100,087,000
Owner Virginia Tech
Technical details
Material Painted Brick, Hokie Stone, Glass, Steel
Floor count 3
Floor area 130,000 Square Feet
Design and construction
Architecture firm Snøhetta[1], STV Architects[2]
Main contractor Holder Construction Company
Awards and prizes LEED Gold
Other information
Seating capacity 1260

The Moss Arts Center is the premier performance venue in Blacksburg. It is a 150,000-square-foot facility, which includes the 1,260-seat Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, visual arts galleries, amphitheatre, and the four-story experimental Cube. The center also offers a multimedia studio, production control room, newsroom, and associated classrooms in support of the Department of Communication. This building is located adjacent to Upper Quad, where Schultz Dining Hall was.

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Ground was broken for the center on June 21, 2010. It was built using a combination of new and existing construction. In 2012, Shultz Dining Hall, built in 1962, closed so that it could be used for the construction.

It is named for artist and donor Patricia Buckley Moss. The center officially opened on Oct. 28, 2013.

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