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Architects of Starlight Theatre wins ‘Excellence in Building’ award

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The architects behind the Bengt Sjostrom Starlight Theatre in Rockford has been recognized by with an award.

The Architect's Newspaper has given Studio Gang the "Excellence in Building" award for their work on the Bengt Sjostrom Starlight Theatre at Rock Valley College.

The award recognizes innovative responses to issues of environmental and ecological sustainability within the architecture and design community.

Construction on the theatre was completed in 2013 and Studio Gang says it was designed with an innovative roof structure that opens in good weather and connects the audience with the sky above, activating a space for people to gather for open-air performances. ⁠

Studio Gang will receive the award in March at the 1st Annual Design Gala, a celebration of leaders in architecture, design, and construction in North America.

Andrew Carrigan

Andy Carrigan is the Assignment Editor at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team as a photographer in 2016 after graduating from Northern Illinois University. He also produced ’13 News Today’ from 2017-2018.

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