WASHINGTON, DC-The Kennedy Center has announced plans to spend $100 million to upgrade the storied performing arts facility.

The privately financed capital improvement program, designed by Steven Holl, would connect the multi-theater complex with the district’s waterfront. According to the Washington Post, the new plan serves as a tribute to President John F. Kennedy and would include three pavilions, rehearsal facilities, classrooms and public access space.

Half of the private funds for the initiative will come from Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein, who will donate $50 million to the project. The donation is the single largest gift in the institution’s history.

The expansion will be built at the south of the facility. The Kennedy Center stages about 2,000 performances and attracts approximately two million people each year. See story in the Washington Post.