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Levitt Pavilion

The Levitt Pavilion at Steel Stacks was built by the Bethlehem RDA as part of the Steel Stacks Arts and Cultural Campus.  When visiting the brownfield site and imagining a venue for concerts at the base of the huge blast furnaces, the Levitt Foundation members were left in awe of what was to become of their sixth Levitt Pavilion in the United States.  In fact, this Levitt Pavilion became the first not based in a traditional park setting.

Through the Friends of the Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks, community members can enjoy a minimum of 50 free concerts here during its May to September Levitt Summer Concert Series each year.  In addition, families can gather here each Wednesday evening during June, July and August to see a free movie as part of the Levitt Summer Family Movies Series.

Enjoying the company of family and friends under the great Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnaces while sitting on the grass and being entertained by a free concert is truly a unique experience.

For more information about activities at the Levitt Pavilion, including a list of current performers, click here: 

Photo Credit:  H. Bambu-Weiss

Photo Credit:  H. bambu-Weiss

Photo Credit:  H. Bambu-Weiss

Levitt Pavilion Awards Received

2015

AIA National Small Project Award

The AIA National Small Project Award recognizes design excellence from "celebrates design excellence from small practices and aims to elevate public awareness of the importance of design ..." For this AIA award, a project is considered small if construction costs do not exceed $1.5-million.  (from AIA website - https://www.architectmagazine.com/awards/aia-honor-awards/aia-announces-2015-small-project-awards_o)

2013

Architizer A+ Award, Special Mention

"As an Architizer A+Award Special Mention honoree you have been identified as an industry leader for architecture and design worldwide. Whether it’s maintaining current clients or winning new business, “Architizer A+Awards Special Mention” validates your superior work and gives your clients and prospects the confidence they need to invest in your services."  (from Architectizer A+ website - https://awards.architizer.com/special-mention-resources/)

2013

American Council of Engineering Excellence of Massachusetts Silver Award

The American Council of Engineering Excellence of Massachusetts "recognizes engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degrees of merit and ingenuity," (from ACECMA website - https://www.acecma.org/about/news/2019-engineering-excellence-awards-competition-2049)

2012

Metal Architecture Design Award, Judges Award

The Metal Architecture Design Award evaluates and awards projects based upon "significance of metal to the overall project appearance, innovativeness of material use, {as well as} the significance of metal to achieving project objectives." (from Metal Architecture entry form download at website - https://www.metalarchitecture.com/contests)

2012

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Award for New Construction

The mission of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is to "improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley ..." The impact the Levitt Pavilion at Steel Stacks would have upon the City of Bethlehem, and entire Lehigh Valley, community was reflected in it being the recipient of the 2012 Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Award for New Construction.  (Mission Statement from LV Chamber website - https://www.lehighvalleychamber.org/about.html)

2011

AIA Philadelphia Merit Award for Design Excellence

The AIA Philadelphia Merit Award for Design Excellence "celebrates the best in design by its member firms .... with awards given for projects in the Philadelphia area and around the world,"  This award 'recognizes complete and unbuilt projects as well as architectural detail."  (from AIA Philadelphia website - https://www.aiaphiladelphia.org/news/congratulations-2011-design-awards-winners)

2011

AIA Tri-State NJ, NY, PA Honor Award

The AIA Tri-State NJ, NY, PA Honor Award is a competition where award recipients from the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania AIA community compete for architectural excellence.  (from AIAPA website - https://aiapa.org/2019/07/01/call-for-submissions-nominations-2019-architectural-excellence-design-awards-special-awards/)

2011

AIA Pennsylvania Citation of Merit

The AIA Pennsylvania Citation of Merit honors "excellence in design and innovation, contributions to the profession of Architecture and commitment to the quality of life in the built environment ..." across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (from AIA website - https://aiapa.org/2014/12/19/2014-awards-gala-charts-record-attendance/)

2011

Engineering News Record Best Small Project Award

The Engineering News Record Best Small Project Award is a competition based upon teamwork, safety, problem solving, innovation as well as construction quality and craftsmanship and function.  A project is considered small if it is below $10-million.  (from ENR website - https://www.enr.com/articles/11636-best-projects-take-center-stage)