29 Sep FREEMAN ARTS PAVILION BOX OFFICE & MAIN ENTRANCE
In 2023, Gillis Gilkerson, renowned for their dedication to craftsmanship, worked alongside the Freeman Arts Pavilion to construct a + / – 2,800 square foot state-of-the-art box office and main entrance that would leave a lasting impression. This was more than a project; it was an opportunity to weave innovation, wood, and modern design into the fabric of the arts pavilion’s identity. Both structures feature unique building materials, including Kalwall translucent walls on both ends of the box office, metal sliding gates and glulam beams spanning the 30 foot entrance structure.
Under the leadership of Project Manager Robin Steininger and Superintendent Dale Reinhold, the team took on the challenge with focused determination. They faced a formidable adversary—time. With the pressure of ensuring the project’s completion for the venue’s first concert of the season, every detail mattered. Gillis Gilkerson rose to the occasion, carefully selecting the finest materials and meticulously executing a modernized design concept. The result was a breathtaking entrance that seamlessly blends functionality with aesthetics.
“Gillis Gilkerson surpassed our expectations with the construction of our new Box Office and Main Entrance. These two structures are the first permanent buildings in the phased construction plan for the Freeman Arts Pavilion. They have enhanced the appearance of our venue as well as the safety and efficiency of operations,” said Patti Grimes, Executive Director of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. “Gillis Gilkerson’s efficiency and adherence to the building schedule were critical in ensuring we opened our venue on time for a successful season start. We’re proud of the outcome of this construction, and thanks to Gillis Gilkerson, we provided a new experience for our more than 105,000 guests who visited our venue this season.”