Kaukauna High School

Kaukauna, Wisconsin

  • FIRM

    Hoffman, LLC

  • CLIENT

    Kaukauna Area School District

  • AREA

    265,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $24,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    1/1999

The building design of Kaukauna High School organizes 300,000 square feet of space into seven major blocks, which piece together to create a backbone-like footprint. These venues are entered through the public commons, making it a major junction where the educational wing and public spaces come together.

One of the main features in this facility is the auditorium, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$80.00FEATURED IN1999 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAuditoriums/Music Rooms accommodates an audience of up to 850. The stage is equipped with a 50-foot fly loft and an orchestra pit.

The music-education rooms for band, chorus and orchestra flank the north side of the auditorium for convenient access and flexible use. Theatre-support facilities, including a black-box classroom, video/audio production suite, dressing rooms and scene shop/storage areas attach to the back of the stage.

The auditorium has a traditional, rich burgundy color scheme that is complimented with contemporary design elements, including natural oak woodwork and a stained concrete proscenium frame. The acoustic cloud treatment features suspended wood panels that add character to the space. The auditorium component is a direct reflection of the school district’s mission to address the needs of a “community of lifelong learners.”

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