Auditoriums and Performing Arts

Title Abstract Publication Date
Building Blueprints: Multipurpose/Common Areas Profiles Philadelphia's School of the Future auditorium, featuring two turntable sections that can be reversed to become classroom space. 06/30/2008
Building Blueprints: Special Events Centers. Describes the Garland (Texas) Independent School District's Special Events center. The 190,000-square-foot facility is designed to host convocations, graduations, sporting events, conferences,... 05/31/2006
Building for the Arts: A Guidebook for the Planning and Design of Cultural Facilities. Covers funding sources and strategies, professional consultants, developing a building plan, the building program, design standards for the performing and visual arts, renovating and remodeling,... 12/31/1983
Building the Best Auditorium. Identifies elements of a high school auditorium acoustics, lighting, stage, and seating that are crucial to and adequate program. While these elements do not come cheaply they are emphasized as being... 11/30/2008
Building the Best Auditorium. Presents cost-cutting strategies for school auditoriums, including efficient lighting, programmable HVAC systems, high-efficiency electrical distribution, divisible spaces, and community use. 02/29/2008
Buildings for the Performing Arts: A Design and Development Guide. Includes the stages in the development, decisions to be taken, information requirements, feasibility and advice necessary in the design and development of a new or adapted building. Covers the... 12/31/2007
Butler University Lilly Hall. Describes this first phase of a multi-stage performing arts complex expansion, housing teaching studios, rehearsal halls, and smaller performing venues for this Indiana institution. Interior design... 08/31/2005
Carrington Hall. Describes the renovation of this historic auditorium at Redwood City's Sequoia High School. Historic details were restored, while seismic and HVAC upgrades were made, and modern theatrical... 12/31/2004
Case Study: Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center at Renton High School, Washington. In 1999, the Renton community, Renton School District, City of Renton, and Renton Community Foundation formed a unique partnership. The result is an example of private and public entities working... 12/31/2003
Center Stage: Auditorium Design. Offers a list of items to consider when designing a school auditorium, including hiring a consultant early, evaluating the facility's programming, planning for technology, integrating lighting... 07/31/2008
Centerville High School Auditorium. Profiles this Centervile, Ohio, facility that provides a 1200-seat auditorium for both school and community use, equipped with a professional orchestra pit, sound, lighting, and audio/video recording... 12/31/2008
Claude Watson School for the Arts. Profiles this Toronto middle school, built on a compact site amid high-rise residences. A list of project participants, photographs, and plans are included. 06/30/2010
Cleaning Up High. Discusses cleaning techniques and equipment for areas in a school that are hard to reach, such as the high spacious ceilings, the tall windows of a school atrium, and high points in gymnasiums and... 10/31/2001
Command Performance. Discusses the research and planning process involved in developing a college performing-arts center. It explores the questions to be answered in conducting a needs analysis, defines the four types of... 06/30/1998
Community Theater. Describes the renovation of St. Louis' Park High School auditorium into a school and community arts center. Significant savings were realized by refurbishing the existing high-quality materials... 08/31/2003
Creative Community. Profiles Trumbull, Connecticut's Regional Center for the Arts magnet high school, illustrating how joined classroom pods create a plan that encourages socialization, but acoustically isolates... 12/31/2008
Creative Spaces Call for Innovative Designs. Reviews essential elements of a well-equipped school auditorium, including fly lofts, loading platforms, lighting, acoustics, aesthetics, and flexibility. 12/31/2008
Cris Quinn Fine Arts Building, Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School. Describes this fine arts center accommodating art, music, and dance instruction. The design allows music from the choral rehearsal room to drift into the art studio. Building statistics, a listing of... 08/31/2004
Culture Club. Profiles the new Detroit School of Arts. The small site compelled an unusually tall six-story structure that is scaled down at the edges to acknowledge the low-scale neighborhood. Plans, photographs... 12/31/2006
Current Trends in School Libraries, Media Centers, and Performing Arts Spaces. A 1997 Slide Presentation. This slide presentation and script shows jury-selected exemplary architectural designs for school libraries, media centers, and performing arts auditoriums found in selected K-12 public schools... 12/31/1996
Curtains! For an Old Auditorium. Describes a project which, with the help of parents, students, faculty, and the school board, raised $55,000 to renovate the poor stage facilities of a high school auditorium. 04/30/1984
Daniel Arts Center, Simon's Rock College of Bard. Describes this new visual and performing arts center at an alternative private high school. The facility evokes modern and vernacular design, and blends in with its rustic New England setting. A... 12/31/2005
De La Salle School, Centre for the Performing Arts. [St. Helens, United Kingdom] Describes this performing arts addition that recalls the surrounding industrial architecture and can operate independently of the school during evening activities. Building statistics, a listing of... 11/30/2005
Designing Auditoriums. Discusses acoustical considerations for auditoriums, stressing appropriate wall configurations and correct placement of surfaces for reflecting and absorbing sound. 10/09/2004
Divisible Auditoriums. Reviews building designs which have been significant in the development of the divisible auditorium and theater and the fundamental concepts of the multi-purpose facility. The facilities range from... 04/30/1966

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