The City of Rushville was in need of a new City Center building and chose to renovate the downtown Masonic Temple, a century-old historic building. The new Rushville City Center provides a venue for entertainment, education, and government efficiency. The transformed building is now home to the Wolf Theater, Ivy Tech College, a new City Hall with Mayor’s office, city government offices, and community meeting space.
Having previously tried to renovate the building using the traditional design-bid-build construction delivery method, the City needed a construction method that would bring the project to completion within their available budget and timeframe. The City of Rushville pursued progressive design-build as a construction delivery method because of its many benefits, including owner engagement during the design and budgeting process and speed of project delivery. Performance Services was then selected in a competitive design-builder process.
- Adaptive reuse of a century-old, historic building
- Renovation of exterior and interior, including complete historic facade renovation and interior plaster and woodwork
- Complete mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems overhaul and replacement of windows and lighting
- An electronic communications system, including CCTV surveillance, access control, and intrusion detection
- Fully ADA accessible