Troy Buchanan High School, Auditorium and FEMA Shelter

Troy, Missouri

  • FIRM

    Hoener Associates, Inc.


    Lincoln County R-III School District

  • AREA

    15,500 sq.ft.





Design team: Hoener Associates, Inc. (Architect): Mark A. Reuther (Project Principal), Wade R. Welch (Project Architect); Toth & Associates, Inc. (Civil & Structural Engineers): Brian Orr (Project Principal); G&W Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineers): Kevin Griesemer (Project Principal), Dan Walsh (Electrical Engineer)

The new ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY780COST PER SQ FT$269.00FEATURED IN2018 Architectural Portfolio Arts Auditorium was developed and constructed as part of Troy Buchanan High School in the Lincoln County R-III School District. The new precast concrete constructed facility includes a house that seats just under 800 patrons, a full performance stage (with fly-space), and a main lobby and gathering space.
Additional support spaces include scene storage/construction, toilets, and control mezzanine. The theater portion of the building (including the main lobby, house, and stage) is constructed as a storm shelter that meets ICC 500 and FEMA requirements.
The critical challenge for this project was developing and building a state-of-the-art performance auditorium that is used by both the high school and the local community for drama, choir, band, dance and other activities, while maintaining a working high school campus. In addition, these spaces and the building had to be integrated with a storm shelter design that has the capacity to house the entire student body and staff of Troy Buchanan High School.