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T O P H E A D : G O E S H E R E UP Sullivan Performing Arts Center 1 2 6 Designed by SHW Group and located adjacent to Texas p r o j e c t   Larry High School in the Texarkana Independent School Dis- Theatre, Texarkana trict, Sullivan Performing Arts Center is a 38,000-sf c l i e n t  Texarkana facility that houses the 1,000-seat John Thomas Theatre. a r c h i t e c t  SHW The design is intended to serve as a catalyst for the local d e s i g n t e a m   Kent arts community. The architect worked with acoustical Elenna Smith; Greg Horne, PE; Kevin Rogers, PE; John Creed; Gwen and theater consultants to design a space that enables Morgan; James Smith adjustable dispersion or absorption of sound depending c o n t r a c t o r  Altech, on the type of performance occurring within the space. c o n s u l t a n t s  Estes McClure and Associates (MEP); Acoustic Dimen- The theater features two catwalks and a tech gallery sions (acoustical and performance technologies); MTG engineers & that provides ample light locations for all types of per- surveyors (civil) formances. Supporting spaces include a choir room and p h o t o g r a p h e r  Paul Sullivan Performing Arts Center and John Thomas Independent School District Group Leach, AIA; Mark Hill, AIA; Mike Hall, AIA; Inc. Bardagjy UP UP green room, a 1,800-sf drama lab, and two drama class- 3 7 7 rooms. Makeup and costume storage rooms double as r e s o u r c e s concrete pavement / slab : an expanded dressing area for larger performances. The Pavestone (H&H Concrete); masonry units : Palestine Concrete Tile building facade complements the adjacent high school. Co.; masonry veneer assemblies : Acme Brick; metal decking : Consolidated Exterior materials were brought inside the lobby, which Systems; architectural metal work : McNichols; railings : Parks Metal is wrapped with a curtain of glass to provide a visual Fabricators; connection with the outdoors. The transparency ties to finish systems : the Greek root of the word theater (‘a place of seeing’). panels : N O E L L E 5 4 H E I N Z E laminates : TEIFS; H&H Concrete; retaining walls : Panel Specialists; ; vapor retarders : Berrdige Manufacturing Co.; exterior insulation and Dupont Tyvek; roof and wall prefabricated roof specialties and roof accessories : Nystrom; specialty doors : Total Door (Modernfold Doors of DWF); entrances and glazed curtainwall : YKK Architectural Products (Modern Glass Co.); glass : AGC (Modern Glass Co.); tile : DalTile, Interceramic; acoustical ceilings : Armstrong; paint: Sherwin FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1 LOBBY 2 HOUSE 3 STAGE 4 DRAMA ROOM 5 SCENE SHOP 6 CHOIR 7 CLASSROOM 60 T E X A S A R C H I T E C T Williams; grilles and screens : Cascade Coil Drapery; signage : Hightech Signs; wire mesh partitions : The G-S Company; video production and audio systems : AVI-SPL, Dallas; manufactured casework : Texarkana ISD; auditorium seating : Irwin Seating Co.; wheelchair lifts : Garaventa Lift (Lift Aids); elevator : Thyssenkrupp; design software : Sketch Up, Revit 3 / 4 2 0 1 1

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