Flushing High School, William H. Tunnicliff Auditorium

Flushing, Michigan

  • FIRM

    THA Architects Engineers

  • CLIENT

    Flushing Community Schools

  • AREA

    21,660 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $3,464,085.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    6/2000

The William H. Tunnicliff Auditorium provides the Flushing Community Schools with a performing-arts venue and a teaching facility. The architectural design located the auditorium to maximize the potential and convenience for team-teaching within the existing school building. The location provides easy public access and an opportunity to improve the exterior appearance ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$159.93FEATURED IN2001 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAuditoriums/Music Rooms the school from the main approach road.

The 650-seat auditorium features a proscenium stage and full fly, and blends with the original 1961 high school exterior. It also portrays various internal functions of the auditorium. The tallest part of the building is the five-story loft over the stage. The proscenium opening itself is defined by the building’s tallest point. The acoustical requirements resulted in the angled walls and the curved wall above the lobby, which identifies the control room.

The auditorium provides technically advanced teaching spaces, a large lecture/student-assembly area and a performing-arts theater that can entertain a variety of school and community events, ranging from preschool programs to senior-citizen performances.