The Harvey School, Arts Facility

Katonah, New York

This new visual and performing-arts center is on the campus of The Harvey School, a private college-preparatory school. The project creates a unique environment for studio, music and dramatic-arts education, as well as a flexible performance theater. The building serves as a campus focal point and relates to other buildings to create a traditional campus green.

The ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$249.00CITATIONSilver CitationFEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAuditoriums/Music Rooms is a 3,320-square-foot black-box theater designed to seat more than 200 with maximum flexibility. Movable partitions on three sides open to create space for audience overflow into the gallery and other areas. The stage and seating can be moved and rearranged to accommodate performances and programs such as drama classes, full-scale productions, graduation ceremonies and receptions.

A workshop and oversized loading dock provide space for bringing in and building large sets, and a catwalk extends around the full perimeter of the theater. Attention was given to acoustic design, and the latest sound and lighting technology was used. The facility also provides music, art and dance studios, a costume room, changing rooms and a gallery to display student artwork.

“Flexible; nice composition. Very inviting.”--2006 jury