University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Academic Performing Arts Complex

This new performing arts center replaced the significant Fine Arts Auditorium on campus. The new building include a 1,000-seat auditorium and music rehearsal rooms with planning for a future recital hall.

While primarily used for music performances, including the Valley Symphony Orchestra, the center also supports dance performances, especially folkloric dance with mariachi accompaniment.

Schuler Shook provided full theatre design services and architectural lighting for the theatre, main lobby, grand stair, second floor lobbies, first floor side gallery spaces and the building façade.


Edinburg, TX




  • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2016
  • AIA Austin Design Award, 2016