HOMMOCKS MIDDLE SCHOOL ARTS CENTER
Auditorium with raked seating for optimal sight lines
The Hommocks Middle School was built in the 1960s with separate houses for the 7th and 8th grades. To add a 6th grade house, a new separate Arts Center wing was constructed to reclaim needed space within the school.
The new 30,000 sf Arts Center gathers spaces for visual and performing arts in one central location. A double height lobby floods the entry to the Center with natural light. A wide ceremonial stair connects the upper and lower levels of the Center and its 650 seat proscenium-style theatre. The theatre has steeply raked seating to optimize sightlines, catwalks for enhanced theatrical lighting, and movable shutters and curtains to manually adjust acoustics at the side walls.
Additional spaces for the arts include music rehearsal rooms and visual and digital art studios. The Center serves the school and the community as a light-filled gathering space and an art gallery.