The Hockaday School Family Center for the Arts

Dallas, Texas

The new Visual and Performing Arts facility anchors the northwest corner of the campus and signals a renewed commitment to the Arts. The 85,000 SF program includes new rehearsal space for orchestra and chorus, a 200-seat black box theater, scene shop, expanded and enhanced studios for painting and ceramics, art gallery and rooms for individual music instruction and practice, along with associated support, office and storage space. The program elements wrap around a 650-seat proscenium theater with a 70-foot fly space, utilizing the theater lobby as a gallery and multipurpose gathering space during regular school hours. New outdoor spaces include an amphitheater, areas for art display and a work space for ceramics and large sculpture.