Texas Architect July/Aug 2007: Luxury
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7/8 2007 texas architect 49 in fall 2006, students in Lancaster isD south of Dallas moved into the newly-designed Lancaster high school, a 408,000-sf facility designed to accommodate 2200 students. corgan associates of Dallas, master planners for the project, designed the auditorium as an integral part of the building, using the high school’s front entry hall as the auditorium entrance and lobby as well. adjoining the school’s fine arts academic areas, the auditorium seats 1200 for performances or assemblies and serves as an essential support for Lancaster’s comprehensive perform- ing arts program. the stage area is equipped with a full fly loft, rigging, curtains, and lighting platforms. above the house, catwalks connect additional lighting platforms on either side and above the control room, located at the back of the audience. camera inputs allow any stage produc- tion to be recorded and edited from a separate television production room, and camera feeds to the green room and dressing rooms let performers in these back house areas remain aware of events on stage. the auditorium’s location adjacent to drama and cosmetology areas allows the use of these facilities for performance staging and make-up. jeanette wiemers grounD FLoor pLan 1 fine arts wing 2 cafeteria 3 athletics 4 science 5 library 6 history 7 administration 1 3 7 4 5 2 6 portfolio: performing arts centers 1 3 lancaster High school auditorium project Lancaster High School Performing Arts Center, Lancaster client Lancaster Independent School District architect Corgan Associates Inc. construction manager Gallagher Construction Services consultants L.A. Fuess Partners (structural); Estes, McClure, & Associates (MEP); Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (theater, acoustics); Johnson McKibben Architects (associate architect); Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers (civil); Amtech Roofing Con- sultants (roofing); Grubbs Ramsey (landscape architect); H.G. Rice & Company (food service) photographer Charles Davis Smith, AIA resources masonry units : Acme Brick, Featherlite; cast stone : Better Cast Stone; steel joists : Vulcraft; metal decking : Vulcraft; membrane roofing : Johns Manville; metal doors and frames : P-W Metal Products Company; entrances and storefronts : U.S. Aluminum; metal windows : U.S. Aluminum; acoustical ceilings : USG; acoustical wall treatments : Quiet Technology Systems; auditorium seating : Irwin Seating