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Speech / Drama Addition Project

Performing Arts Center - Speech and Drama Addition

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First day of demolition. Footing removal. July 10, 2006 - #1. July 10, 2006 - #2. July 10, 2006 - #3. July 10, 2006 - #4. July 10, 2006 - #5. Looking North. Looking West.
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Project Description:

Construction was completed in 2008, of this 20,563 square foot addition which now supplements the existing theater facility with a new drama studio, rehearsal studio, expanded green room and scene shop. The addition showcases make-up labs and dressing rooms for men and women, a costume construction lab, a lighting shop, and a computerized design studio. In addition, four large labs with smaller break-out spaces provide for the facilitated instruction of Speech courses.

Unique features to the Speech/Drama Addition include labs equipped with the latest in smart classroom technologies which are acoustically designed so several speech courses can be taught simultaneously without disturbing neighboring classes. A new fire access way has been constructed at the west and north sides of the existing Performing Arts Center building to provide adequate emergency access for fire vehicles, and a new lakefront pedestrian walkway allows for easier access between this new facility and the rest of the campus.

The construction of the Speech/Drama Addition project is State funded at $7,904,000 and required an additional $5,000,000 to be funded by the District.