© 2011 Steve Whittaker
© 2011 Steve Whittaker

James Logan High School, Center for the Performing Arts

Union City, California

A multi-disciplinary arts venue that easily adapts to the school’s theatrical, musical and educational needs, the Center for the Performing Arts at James Logan High School features a cantilevered balcony with open seating beneath, enclosed control and follow spot booths, and overhead lighting catwalks.

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander provided full-scope theatre and audio-video consulting in designing the 600-seat proscenium theatre. The firm designed the space to accommodate ensembles of various sizes. The venue has a full fly tower with counterweight rigging, automated orchestra lift and concert shell with flown modular ceilings and portable towers on castors. Adjacent to the stage is a scene shop for convenient set construction and live scenic storage. Ample and spacious dressing rooms double as makeup classrooms.

The Center provides students with the tools for hands-on experience and training in all aspects of performance, technical stage craft and operations for a well-rounded educational experience as well as preparing them with a foundation for higher education in the performing arts.

Architect: Aedis Architects
Acoustics: Charles M. Salter Associates
Completion: 2010