It started as a dream. The new Littlefield Celtic Center in Mount Vernon, Washington, became a reality through teamwork, creative thinking, and value engineering.
Location: Mount Vernon, Washington
Project Size: 3,790 sq. ft.
Architect: HKP Architects
Facility Type: Performing Arts Center
The performing arts hall was built to host a variety of cultural programs including musical performances, workshops, and lectures. The wood-framed building, tied to the Celtic Arts Foundation’s office, features a performing space built to accommodate nearly 120 people. A commercial kitchen makes dinner events possible.
Fisher Construction Group worked closely with the non-profit Celtic Arts Foundation and their architect to fit their dream into a tight budget. To diffuse and reflect sound in the 1,820 sq. ft. performance hall, the walls are fitted with Snap-tex acoustical panels. The ceiling uses slotted 9 Wood acoustical planks that employ fiberglass capsules backed with sound-absorbing fiberglass blankets to enhance sound quality. The vaulted ceilings are supported by open glue-lam beams and finished with Carlisle’s structurally insulated panel (SIP) roof system, a stronger, greener alternative to traditional stick frame construction.
As the general contractor, Fisher Construction Group managed the entire project and self-performed the concrete, foundation, framing along with the door and transom installation. The exposed concrete foundation and entry were stained and sand-blasted to contribute to the building’s overall aesthetic appeal.
A valuable addition to the community, the Littlefield Celtic Center fulfills a long-held dream and will play a valuable role in preserving and expanding Celtic arts for the entire region.