Performing Arts Centers

Robert B. Buchanan Performing Arts Instructional Center at Hanna High School

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Robert B. Buchanan Performing Arts Instructional Center

at Hanna High School - Brownsville ISD


The flexible space of the 400-seat auditorium was designed to fit the students unique needs within this creative environment. The color, texture, style and material are utilized within context of overall design with careful consideration for the touch, feel and sound of architecture. The interior is designed as three lecture halls and is truly flexible space, each hall having full state-of-the-art AV that can work independently. The performing arts center allows for the connection of community, accommodates different learning styles and represents a 21st century learning core and public performance center.


Economedes Performing Arts Center

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Alberto Garza, Jr. Performing Arts Center

Edinburg CISD


The vernacular architecture of the 400-seat auditorium allows the design to incorporate fluidly into the existing style of the current campus. The color, texture, style and material are utilized within context of overall design with careful consideration for the touch, feel and sound of architecture. The interior is designed as three lecture halls and is truly flexible space, each hall having full state-of-the-art AV that can work independently. The performing arts center allows for the connection of community, accommodates different learning styles and represents a 21st century learning core.


Edinburg High School Performing Arts Center

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Ciro L. Treviño Performing Arts Center

Edinburg CISD


The 400-seat auditorium allows the design to incorporate fluidly into the existing style of the current Edinburg High campus. The auditorium can be divided into three learning halls and is fully equipped with Main Stage A/V systems, TV infrastructure system, theatrical lighting fixtures, theatrical lighting control system, audio system, 12 motorized line sets, 6 manual line sets and a full curtain package. The exterior of the center benefits from the vernacular approach as the architecture works in concert with the surrounding campus.


Edinburg North High School Performing Arts Center

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Pat McNallen Performing Arts Center

Edinburg CISD


The flexible space of the 400-seat auditorium was designed to fit the students unique needs within this creative environment. The color, texture, style and material are utilized within context of overall design with careful consideration for the touch, feel and sound of architecture. The interior is designed as three lecture halls and is truly flexible space, each hall having full state-of-the-art AV that can work independently. The performing arts center allows for the connection of community, accommodates different learning styles and represents a 21st century learning core and public performance center.


Mission High School Performing Arts Center

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Mission High School Performing Arts Center

Mission ISD


The design theme of this project is “respecting the land and the culture of the people”. The facility was designed to fit into a very limited site while maintaining all the existing trees and creating a “performance courtyard” with direct access to the Sports Field House and the adjacent parking. The exterior brick veneer is patterned in a tapestry motif emphasizing the tradition, history and culture of the border region. The roof structure has a framed trellis that softens the South Texas sunlight and provides a welcoming entry which transitions the visitor to a warm, natural wood-grained panel walled performance hall.

The program required the design of a 400-seat performance venue while providing a teachable space for the performing arts at a low budget. The state-of-the-art performance hall can be transformed into three full-service lecture halls which provide multi-disciplinary learning spaces. The stage is equipped with a Main Stage audio-visual and control system, TV infrastructure system, theatrical lighting and control system, 12 motorized line sets, 16 manual counter-weighted line sets, a full curtain package and a fully functioning catwalk. Also included is a drama classroom, boys’ and girls’ dressing rooms with restrooms and showers, a humidity controlled costume storage, a prop construction lab with direct access to an exterior service yard, and a prop storage room with direct access to the back stage.


Veterans Memorial High School Performing Arts Center

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Veterans Memorial High School Performing Arts Center

Mission ISD


The new 17,000 square foot performing arts facility is a 400-seat auditorium designed to develop multi-disciplinary learning while maintaining a strong community focus. The design of the exterior brick uses a cultural motif representative of fabric emphasizing the tradition, history and culture of the border region. The roof structure has a framed trellis that softens the entry creating an inviting social area that guide visitors through to the interior. The interior is fully equipped with Main Stage A/V systems, TV infrastructure system, theatrical lighting fixtures, theatrical lighting control system, audio system, 12 motorized line sets, 6 manual line sets and a full curtain package.