Chapman Cultural Center

The Arts Partnership for Greater Spartanburg

Spartanburg, SC

Project Type

Civic & Cultural


82,655 Square Feet

Design Services

Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture


359,515 yearly visitors

Designed in partnership with David Schwarz Architects, this iconic cultural center accommodates diverse arts and science needs of the greater Spartanburg community.

When the Arts Partnership of wanted to create an and much needed, they selected the partnership of Little and Washington, DC-based (DMSAS) for the project.

Design Awards

  • City of Spartanburg Award for Design Excellence
Creating a Cornerstone

This cultural center destination and local arts agency is designed as a campus of three buildings hinged around a central plaza with public exterior and interior spaces for gatherings and events.

The design team integrated creative ways to accommodate the needs of the building’s various users – including students, professional artists in a variety of disciplines and the broader community – within the shared-use facility. Since opening, this Center has become the cornerstone of the new Arts District in Spartanburg.

  • 359,515 yearly visitors
  • 389 yearly events
  • 40,000 students reached