MacArthur High School Performing Arts Center

Client: NEISD

Location: San Antonio, TX

Type: Addition/Renovation

Size: 17,373 SF Add./10,730 SF Ren.

One of 4 awarded projects under the NEISD 2015 $499 million Bond program. The 17,373 SF Addition included a new dance rehearsal hall with locker rooms, offices and prop storage area, new Orchestra rehearsal hall with 2 practice rooms, ensemble practice rooms, office, library and storage. The addition includes a large freight elevator to access the 1st and 2nd floors by the stage and a colorful, iconic art mural that frames the staircase of the front entry lobby.

The 10,730 SF renovation includes 6 practice rooms in the Band Hall, new paint and flooring for the large ensemble room and rehearsal hall, and the expansion and reconfiguration of the instrument storage area. For the drama hall, LSA renovated and reconfigured the space for a new Green Room, new boy’s and girl’s dressing rooms, classrooms, office and storage spaces, and a scene shop. Other improvements include updated finishes in the foyer and restrooms, and equipment storage in separate sound-engineered rooms. Updated security measures included secure access card readers entries and high-tech surveillance cameras.