Asbury Bethany Village - Richard D. Rife Center

Location Mechanicsburg, PA

Owner Asbury Communities, Inc.

Architect THW Design

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • New construction of a 11,000 SF community room/auditorium to provide residents with enhanced programs and performances
  • Demolition of an existing 13,300 SF two-story apartment wing occurred prior to construction
  • The 500-seat auditorium includes a removable stage, theatre lighting, video screens and sound system and an expandable end-wall for overflow seating
  • Project features also include a large vestibule/lobby, two meeting rooms, a food service area, a theatrical changing room, a green room, two catering rooms and large restrooms to accommodate residents’ needs