Morris Architects Planners

Francis W Parker School Auditorium

The primary goal of this project was to increase the seating capacity of the school's existing auditorium to allow the full student body to assemble in one space. The existing room seated 600. The site is a very dense closed urban area that required a unique solution. By raising the roof eight feet and adding a balcony and reconfigurable seating on-stage, the finished occupancy is over 1,100 people. The new auditorium also boasts several video screens, adjustable acoustics, and movable proscenium partitions that allow the space to be reconfigured for music performance, theatrical productions, school assemblies, or lectures.

AOR: Nagle Hartray Architecture