Discussion with school- and community-based fine-arts groups led to the construction of a 1,000-seat auditorium to meet the varied needs of these groups. The auditorium accommodates a wide range of performance needs with a full stage and ¾-fly gallery. Dressing rooms and storage spaces support school programs and community groups. The main floor contains seating COST PER SQ FT$135.54FEATURED IN2001 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAuditoriums/Music Rooms 750, and the balcony accommodates an additional 250 seats. The auditorium features warm oak trim and painted walls in elegant, neutral tones. The stage curtain, seats and round columns provide lively red accents. Wall panels and suspended ceiling clouds gracefully meet acoustical requirements.
A new lobby links the auditorium and a new gymnasium, providing spill space for both functions. Light, neutral walls and a broad, dramatic floor pattern enhance the open feel of the lobby, while providing easily maintained surfaces suitable for this high-traffic area. Signage for the auditorium and gym is incorporated in a vivid red accent strip that unifies both sides of the two-story lobby.
A corridor between the existing gymnasium and the new auditorium provides access from the north parking lot and maintains the exit requirements for the varsity gymnasium.