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Wilson Butler Honored for Design of Huizenga Pavilion

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Location: Fort Lauderdale FL, Architect: Wilson Butler Architects

Broward Center for the Performing Arts / photo: Anton Grassl/Esto

Boston – A waterfront bistro and event ballroom designed by Wilson Butler Architects of Boston for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts was awarded Most Outstanding New LEED Public Building of the Year by the U.S. Green Building Council’s South Florida Chapter. The Chapter’s annual Gala Verde awards recognize outstanding achievements in sustainability.

The Huizenga Pavilion is a two-story modern structure built along Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District. Opened in 2014, the Pavilion and its popular hospitality spaces are part of a $54 million expansion, renovation, and rebranding of the Broward Center completed by Wilson Butler Architects. The building integrates several sustainable design features including high-performance mechanical and electrical systems, water conservation technology, sustainable and recycled materials, and floor-to-ceiling windows providing abundant natural light.

The New River Bistro on the Pavilion’s first floor features casual dining close to the Broward Center’s theater venues, and the 3,500sf Porter Riverview Ballroom on the second floor hosts social and business events. Outside the Pavilion, the Wendt Terraces offer al fresco dining and an outdoor stage on the hillside between the Broward Center and the New River.