The Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center is a 26,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. An existing site will be demolished to make way for the new center. The 582 seat theater includes a Meyer sound system, full fly loft and a motorized orchestra pit. The second floor side boxes crate an intimate environment for a theater of this size. An arched ante-proscenium and open coffered ceiling keep multiple catwalks from the audience’s view.
The backstage area includes green rooms, dressing rooms and a staging area for the construction and storage of large props and set pieces. It also contains a black box practice space that can be used as a classroom. The Center sits on a large new plaza with a terraced patio for smaller outdoor gatherings.
Built with the environment in mind, it features passive solar design and uses many environmentally sustainable materials and healthy building systems.
MatriScope provided special inspection and materials testing services related to reinforced steel, structural steel and fireproofing.