Capital High School Performing Arts Center


This new 27,000 SF, two-story performing arts center seats 500. The project also includes improvements to the existing campus’s performing arts center, which will be converted to a lecture hall with seats on one side and a black box stage on the opposite side. The building is a combination of structural steel and open web steel joists at the roof with concrete-filled composite metal deck and structural steel framing at the floors. The roof and floors are supported by CMU bearing/shear walls. The seating is made of both on-grade and framed stepped seating, and the stage is complete with a recessed orchestra pit.

The main entry plaza is intricately designed using long-span metal roof decking with curved structural steel framing. The form of the entry has glazing around three sides, and we were able to use a modified moment frame concept to laterally brace the roof without visible bracing.

Photo Credit: Doug Walker Photography