Auditorium Addition at Rich South High School

Setting the Stage

The shape and configuration of the House provides an intimate setting, with excellent acoustics and lines of sight.
The state-of-the-art working Stage has a Fly Gallery with 21 line sets. Tech Decks, flanking the Stage on the Second Level, allow the actors and/or music ensembles to essentially encircle the audience, drawing them into the performance experience. The configuration of the Stage, with the Side Calipers, provides performance flexibility for the performers as well as provide for the smooth, continuous flow of students from the Stage back to their seats during award presentations.

Behind the Scenes

This Auditorium and Performing Arts Design includes additional support spaces that contribute to the overall success of the facility. In order to accommodate a variety of performing arts experiences, a Flexible Performing Space with an adjacent Control Room was constructed. This is used as both a Dance Studio and Black Box Theater. Other related spaces include Dressing Rooms, Costume Storage / Work Room, Scene Shop, General Storage, and Piano Storage. A Third Level Catwalk allows for the setting of 120 theatrical devices.
In order to celebrate the artistic talent of the visual arts students, the Lobby was designed as an Art Gallery. Patrons are able to view students’ art work before and after performances, increasing the visibility of the Visual Arts Program. The glass curtainwall allows viewing of the student artwork from the Exterior Plaza.

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Building on a Legacy
Catering to a Crowd
Scientific Learning Enhanced by Technology
Setting the Mood
Library with Spaces for Individual and Group Study
Engaging Environments that Enhance the Arts
Community Connections from the Ground Up
Creating Great Places to Learn
Taking the Future by Storm
A Gateway to Learning
Trojans Gain a Home Field Advantage
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Connecting with the Community
Merging the Past with the Present
Building Blocks of Learning
An Industrial Revolution
Vikings Show Their Pride
A 21st Century Education in an Existing School

A 21st Century Education in an Existing School

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