Stoney Creek High School

Rochester Hills, Michigan

  • FIRM

    French Associates

  • CLIENT

    Rochester Community Schools

  • AREA

    320,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $44,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2000

Entry to the auditorium is made through a glass-enclosed tower radiating from the central media center. Spacious corridors within the fine-arts wing provide ample room for guests upon arrival and between performances. Once inside, patrons are invited to relax amidst the subtle tones of olive and plum on the various finishes.

The professional features of the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,572COST PER SQ FT$260.00FEATURED IN2001 Educational Interiors2001 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYAuditoriums/Music Rooms include a full-height fly loft, exposed catwalk, technical mezzanine in the rear and a counterbalanced rigging system. Performance areas can be maximized using the mechanical pit lift or the calipter stage extending into the house. With the use of the portable orchestra shell enclosure, the auditorium can serve both the musical and drama departments.

Audiences can enjoy elaborate sets constructed in the oversized scene shop. With male and female dressing rooms, costuming and staging flows smoothly. The control room allows technicians to add special lighting and sound enhancements that complete the performance. Behind the scenes, the production studio and editing rooms allow students full exposure to all aspects of the performing-arts experience.

Orchestra shell photo: Laszlo Regos Photography