South Cobb High School’s fine arts students needed a larger, centralized space for rehearsals and performances. The department was scattered across campus, so the client wanted to consolidate it into one performing arts center. Our team set out to design an outstanding and memorable facility in a style to match the existing campus.
We were able to bring this vision to life by crafting an impressive auditorium with support spaces including instructional units, a black box theater and a dance studio. Its most noteworthy feature is the entryway. This alluring threshold draws visitors into the artistic space with an inherent sense of gathering and refinement. By elevating the appeal of ordinary materials, like painting steel beams for modern canted columns, we delivered on the client’s high expectations while staying within their budget.
The performing arts center is the county’s first true 21st century amenity, and it has become a community landmark. It finally gives students the proper environment for rehearsal and performance so they can learn and grow in their art. This contemporary addition transformed South Cobb’s entire campus as well as the student experience.
Project: South Cobb High School Performing Arts Center
Client: Cobb County School District
Location: Austell, GA
Project Size: 32,000 sq ft