Westhampton Beach High School, Performing Arts Center

Westhampton Beach, New York

The Westhampton Beach community has been exceptionally supportive of the school district and of the arts, and participates actively in school district functions. The new performing-arts addition supports the theatrical production needs of the adjacent Westhampton Beach Middle School, as well as the high school.

Westhampton Beach High School was built with a ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$325.00FEATURED IN2008 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAuditoriums/Music Rooms functional style and approach typical of the 1960s. Embellishments took place through the use of interior and exterior mosaic tile. This material has been used in the new addition as a reference and continuation of approach. The new lobby has a full view of the original middle school building, highlighting its more traditional style of architecture and local iconography. Additional design motifs include the five-bar music staff and circular shapes that represent abstract musical notes and the gathering of people.

The structural system of the new additions is steel frame with masonry infill. The 800-seat auditorium has its own adjustable house lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation and sound systems to support musical and theatrical productions.