The Performing Arts Center at Colorado Academy (re-) uses what works and provides enhancements and additions where they are needed to modernize the quality of performing arts education at this private school campus.
Explorations for this project began with a campus-wide master plan that identified key public and shared spaces on the Denver-area campus that served as gateways and that were in need of upgrades. Thus, the Performing Arts Center project transforms this 1977 building into a new generation of students and educators that provides more programs and enhanced technology for the school and for the public.
The updated design will connect with more students, increasing the visibility and presence of the arts on K-12 campus. At the same time, this project endeavors to maintain the nurturing quality that the school has developed by offering spaces that are at once intimate (not institutional or over-bearing), functional, and playful.