2004 AIA Award Submission
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Design and construction was “fast tracked for the Lehigh Valley’s only school for the performing arts. Faced with a very limited time schedule (5 months for design and construction) and strict construction budget, W2A developed a cost-effective design solution to convert former manufacturing and warehouse space into classroom and studio space. Brick walls were left exposed where possible, lively colors were used throughout the building, and materials were mixed to create a playful atmosphere and to add texture.
The renovated space includes 8 classrooms, 2 science rooms, a commons area, 3 dance rooms with specialty flooring, a black box theater, band room, 5 choral rooms and several practice rooms, offices, toilet / shower rooms and a health suite.