Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s Eckburg Center (athletic/fine-arts facility) is a 58,000-square-foot multiuse building on its West Campus in Savannah, Ga. The 1,600-seat athletic arena is equipped with all the necessary support functions that enable the school to host state-level basketball and volleyball tournaments. When floor seating is added, the seating COST PER SQ FT$155.50FEATURED IN2008 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers increases to about 2,000 and functions as a performance venue. The in-house, state-of-the-art audiovisual system consists of stage lighting, spot and camera platforms, and a sound/lighting control booth. The building design allowed for a modified fly tower to facilitate stage productions in a more economical format. The lobby incorporates a concessions area, box office and display cases for trophies.
Supporting the athletic functions are physical-education and team locker rooms, a fully equipped weight-training room, an aerobics/dance studio and a separate football training/locker room.
Along with band and chorus suites, the facility houses the art department for the Upper School.