Okaloosa-Walton Community College, The Arts Center

Niceville, Florida

  • FIRM

    Orcutt Associates


    Okaloosa-Walton Community College

  • AREA

    110,000 sq.ft.





This new performing and teaching arts facility at Okaloosa-Walton Community College near Fort Walton Beach in northern Florida has been constructed to serve as an educational facility for the college, a gathering place for community activities and a performance space for traveling productions. The building has been organized to provide the college with maximum ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMSam Marshall Architects & Sasaki Associates (Joint Venture)COST PER SQ FT$152.00FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio to accommodate educational programs, community-based gatherings and off-campus performances. Though integrated within a single complex, each part of the building can be separated for simultaneous functions.

The project includes a 1,650-seat multipurpose performance hall, which can accommodate traveling Broadway musicals, symphony, dance performances and choral groups with a full component of theater operations and support spaces. Also included is an experimental theater that will seat 250, a school of music with rehearsal rooms, a recital hall, music-theory laboratory and resource center. The fine-arts center has two galleries and a lecture hall for art history.

Photographer: ©Jack Gardner