Texas Architect July/Aug 2007: Luxury
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
p o r t f o l i o : p e r f o r m i n g a r t s c e n t e r s Lancaster High School Auditorium project Lancaster High School Performing Arts Center, client Lancaster Independent School District architect r e s o u r c e s masonry units : Acme Brick, Featherlite; cast stone : Better Cast Stone; steel joists : Vulcraft; metal decking : Vulcraft; membrane Lancaster Corgan Associates Inc. construction manager consultants Gallagher Construction Services L.A. Fuess Partners (structural); Estes, McClure, & roofing : Johns Manville; metal doors and frames : P-W Metal Products Company; entrances and storefronts : U.S. Aluminum; metal windows : 3 U.S. Aluminum; acoustical ceilings : USG; acoustical wall treatments : Quiet Technology Systems; auditorium seating : Irwin Seating Associates (MEP); Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (theater, acoustics); Johnson McKibben Architects (associate architect); 4 Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers (civil); Amtech Roofing Consultants (roofing); Grubbs Ramsey (landscape architect); H.G. Rice 3 & Company (food service) photographer 5 Charles Davis Smith, AIA In fall 2006, students in Lancaster ISD south of Dallas tion to be recorded and edited from a separate television moved into the newly-designed Lancaster High School, production room, and camera feeds to the green room and a 408,000-sf facility designed to accommodate 2200 dressing rooms let performers in these back house areas students. Corgan Associates of Dallas, master planners for remain aware of events on stage. The auditorium’s location the project, designed the auditorium as an integral part adjacent to drama and cosmetology areas allows the use of of the building, using the high school’s front entry hall as these facilities for performance staging and make-up. the auditorium entrance and lobby as well. Adjoining the 6 2 7 jeanette wiemers school’s fine arts academic areas, the auditorium seats 1200 for performances or assemblies and serves as an essential support for Lancaster’s comprehensive performing 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- 7 / 8 2 0 0 7 ground Floor plan 1 fine arts wing 2 cafeteria 3 athletics 4 science 5 library 6 History 7 Administration 1 1 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 49