This project was the modernization of a performing arts center at Independence High School. The project involved modernizing the existing 20,000 square foot theater and the addition of 4,000 square feet of lobby and ancillary spaces.
Within the East Side High School District, Independence High School has the largest high school population, with a strong theater arts program. Project scope included expansion of the lobby to feature enhanced ticketing and restroom areas, accessibility upgrades, new theater seating and audio/visual systems, new stage curtains and flooring. The project included the full modernization of the dance studio, dressing rooms, makeup area, props storage, shop, catwalks and offices. The entire building received updated heating/ventilation/air conditioning systems, electrical, fire alarm, communications and security systems, along with new roofing and a new exterior.
Owner: East Side Union High School District
Construction Cost: $10,000,000
Architect: CAW Architects
Contractor: McCarthy Builders