The earthquake of 1988 greatly affected the cultural establishments of Spitak city. Most of them were either ruined or turned in emergency conditions. After the earthquake the cultural centers did not function or served for the purpose they were not designed for.
The Boghossian Foundation constructed a cultural center in the city of Spitak to provide Armenians an access to knowledge and education. In the centre of a ravaged city, the Spitak Cultural Centre with its elegant and contemporary architecture stands out as a symbol of rebirth.
It has the capacity to welcome over 400 persons for concerts, plays and film screenings. The center also provides many library rooms, lecture halls, sports facilities and foreign language classes.