F5. SteelStacks Campus: The Transformation of the Bethlehem Steel Site into an Arts and Cultural Campus

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT

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The SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus is a former steel mill site that has been restored,
adapted, and transformed into an arts and cultural campus featuring preserved blast
furnaces, historic steel mill buildings, an elevated walkway, a visitor center, outdoor plazas,
a performing arts pavilion, and an ArtsQuest Center building devoted to performing arts of
all types. Redevelopment was funded via a variety of sources and partners. The 9.5 acre site
has become a major tourist destination unlike any other in the United States. The session will
discuss the elements of historic preservation, brownfield redevelopment, arts and culture,
economic development, urban design and tourism that have each been an important
component of this site’s transformation and success.


Tony Hanna

Tony Hanna is the Executive Director of the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority (RDA), where he is a leader in the redevelopment of Bethlehem Works. Prior to joining the RDA, Mr. Hanna served as Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Bethlehem. During his tenure, Hanna guided more than ... Read More

Antonio Fiol-Silva, FAIA, AICP, LEED

Antonio, is a nationally recognized leader in sustainable planning and design, who has led many high-profile civic, cultural and mixed-use projects. His work has garnered numerous design awards and recognition, including: a ULI Global Award of Excellence for the SteelStacks Art and Cultural Campus in Bethlehem, PA, an AIA National ... Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com