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Oconomowoc High School Performing Arts Center
Oconomowoc, WI
Provide architectural design services for a new Performing and Arts Center at the high school and two new intermediate school
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Oconomowoc Area School District

Oconomowoc, WI

Oconomowoc wished to renovate buildings and enlisted PRA to assist them. The work resulted in a new Performance and Arts Center at the High School and two new intermediate schools.

The new Oconomowoc High School Arts Center is a 750-seat, 30,674 sq. ft. addition, bringing an entirely new level of performance art possibilities to both the Oconomowoc Area School District and the surrounding community. The new Arts Center features a generous lobby, outdoor plaza, full fly stage, orchestra pit, rehearsal room, and high-end sound and lighting equipment. Exterior brick and precast concrete link the addition to the existing high school.

The new intermediate schools are strategically located on two sites near growth areas of the community, they each are 123,000 sq. ft., with two-stories and identical footprints to provide an equal community presence but different color schemes to differentiate the schools both inside and out. The layout for both schools includes a two-station gym, locker and multi-purpose rooms, art, science, special education, cafeteria, health, choral, orchestra, band rooms, combined technical education and computer lab as well as a library and computer lab. Each school has capacity for 800 students, for grades 5 through 8. A house concept design provides individual classroom areas for each grade level.