Blue Springs High School Performing Arts Center

Blue Springs, Missouri

  • FIRM

    ACI Boland Architects


    Blue Springs R-IV School District

  • AREA

    38,200 sq.ft.





The challenge for the design team was to fit the Performing Arts Center into the already complex campus of this large suburban high school. The district wanted a 1,000-seat auditorium, and vocal and instrumental music classrooms.

The architect responded with a design that incorporated needed classrooms, public restrooms, an attractive lobby and a performance area ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$146.00FEATURED IN2000 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized is truly state-of-the-art.

The exterior presents a curvilinear front with cast-stone columns featuring decorative spheres in an art deco mode. Curved corners and circular/arched walls added to the softness of the spaces.

The auditorium seats 1,005 and includes a 40-foot proscenium, flying-loft stage, spotlight catwalk, computer-controlled theatrical lighting system and 40-channel sound system capable of handling professional tour groups.

Photographer: ©Michael Spillers