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August Wilson Center

The August Wilson Center is a 65,000 square-foot cultural facility in Downtown Pittsburgh that celebrates African American culture. It honors the rich legacy of Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson.

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Downtown

980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture is a 65,000-square foot state-of-the-art cultural facility honoring the legacy of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson.

Background

This Downtown Pittsburgh cultural center brings world-class presentations of visual and performing arts to the city, as well as history and education programming reflective of the African American and African Diaspora experience.

Schedule

The August Wilson Center was completed in 2009.

Results

The August Wilson Center is a truly interdisciplinary African American cultural center that boasts multiple exhibition galleries, a 472-seat theatre, an education center and program and event space. It brings vibrant cultural events to Downtown Pittsburgh and energy to the Liberty Avenue corridor.

Facts

  • Developer: August Wilson Center for African American Culture
  • Contractor: Turner Construction and Sterling Contracting
  • Architect: Allison Williams Architect and Perkins + Will
  • Total Development Costs: $39,479,619
  • 26.51% of total project costs went to M/WBE firms
  • Public Investment: $22,903,170
  • Description: 65,000 square foot cultural center

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