Douwstra Auditorium Renovations Underway

Render of Douwstra Auditorium renovations.A renovation of historic Douwstra Auditorium began in December 2017, transforming the local landmark into a regional concert hall. Private donors have provided $2.2 million in gifts toward constructing the first-class space, including a $1.2 million lead gift from the James ’66 and Beatrice Minium Hoekstra ’64 estate. Updates to the space include a visually striking interior, professional acoustic design and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and multimedia systems. Donor support can enable a second project phase addressing further needed updates, such as a custom-designed pipe organ and new airhandling and mechanical equipment.

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