Lexington High School’s need for a new auditorium and competition gymnasium presented designers with the opportunity to seamlessly connect the art and music wing to the existing detached gymnasium. Modern materials such as glass and metal were combined with traditional materials such as brick and precast concrete to create an intriguing focal point that fits into the CAPACITY2,500COST PER SQ FT$321.00FEATURED IN2009 Architectural Portfolio architecture. In the evening, this facility glows and helps to make the spaces more inviting, thus promoting community interaction.
To assist with crowd control when both spaces are being utilized, the new auditorium and competition gymnasium have separate lobbies. However, the two spaces share concession and restroom facilities in order to streamline services.
The gymnasium lobby is situated a story above the playing court; this enables visitors to have a unique view of all sporting events. In the auditorium, visitors are greeted with a beautiful atmosphere defined by strategically placed wood paneling.
Overall, the new auditorium and competition gymnasium work in tandem to create two distinct spaces that meld beautifully into the surrounding architecture and decor.