MacArthur High School Performing Arts Center

Client: North East ISD

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Type: Addition/Renovation

Size: 11,740 GSF / 17,039 GSF

As part of the 2015 NEISD Bond Program, LSA provided architectural and interior design services for improvements to the Fine Arts facility. The 17,373 square foot addition includes a new dance rehearsal hall with locker rooms, offices and prop storage areas, a new Orchestra rehearsal hall with 2 practice rooms, ensemble practice rooms, offices, library and storage. The addition includes a large freight elevator to access the 1st and 2nd floors by the stage area and a colorful, iconic art mural that frames the staircase of the front lobby entry.

The 10,730 square foot renovation includes renovations of 6 practice rooms in the Band Hall, new paint and flooring of the large ensemble room and rehearsal hall, expansion and reconfiguration of the instrument storage area. Renovations to the drama hall include reconfiguring the space for a new Green room, new boy’s and girls dressing rooms, classrooms, office and storage areas, 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 include secure access card reader entries and high-tech surveillance cameras inside and out of the building.