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  Greenbrier High School Fine Arts BuildingGreenbrier High School Fine Arts Building

Jackson Brown Palculict Architects, Inc.
12921 Cantrell Road, #201, Little Rock, AR 72223

General Description

Location: Greenbrier, Arkansas
Date Bid: Aug 2010 Construction Period: Sep 2010 to Dec 2011
Total Square Feet: 27,830 Site: 5.1 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 2 classrooms, auditorium seating 908.
Building Size: First floor, 27,830; total, 27,830 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 36’1”; total, 36’1”.
Basic Construction Type: III B/New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtainwall, EIFS, metal panel. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Engineering Consultants, Inc. - 401 West Capitol, #305, Little Rock, AR 72201
Construction Manager: Nabholz Construction Services - 612 Garland Street, Conway, AR 72032
Mechanical Engineer: Innovative Solutions Group, Inc. - 136 Apple Blossom Loop, Maumelle, AR 72113
Electrical Engineer: Lucas, Merriott & Associates, Inc. - 2225 West 7th Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Civil Engineer: Garver, LLC - 4701 Northshore Drive, N. Little Rock, AR 72118
Acoustical Manager: Coffeen Fricke & Associates, Inc. - 14827 West 95th Street, Lenexa, KS 66215

A building conceived for college preparedness, the Greenbrier Fine Arts Building is designed to provide a learning environment that could be found at most universities. The completed building contains the Drama, Band and Choir for the Greenbrier High School.

As a performance hall for the Drama Department, the building was designed not only to house a theater but interact with the attendees of the theater. From the start, each space is designed to introduce the next space, either by creating a scene or by setting a mood. The curved exterior walls and multi-colored glass facade lead people around the building to the entrance, delaying the process just enough to build anticipation. Reminiscent of the chandeliers in opera houses and theaters, the main entry is designed to be the chandelier, one passes through, instead of beneath. The pattern of the lobby's terrazzo floor mimics the acoustic ceiling clouds above. This pattern also directs the attendees to one of the three entrances of the theater space. The space between the lobby and the 900-seat auditorium is designed to quiet the crowd and prepare them for the pending performance. Once inside, the space opens up and directs all attention to the stage. The shape, size and material composition of the walls and the ceilings have been meticulously designed for optimum acoustics. For the performers, there is an orchestra pit in front of the stage and the back of the house is complete with dressing rooms, a green room and a scene shop.

As a band facility, the building contains a large band room, the director's office, instrument repair and storage room as well as uniform storage. The juxtaposition of the band room and practice rooms to the theatrical space provided some unique design challenges. Great attention was given to the design of the walls as sound barriers between the sound-sensitive spaces.

The choir function of the building includes a vocal room, a library, a practice room and two offices.

Both the band room and the choir room have grade-level stage access, allowing flexibility in the types of events held at the Greenbrier Fine Arts Building.

Product Information
Brick: Acme Brick EIFS: Dryvit  Rigid Insulation: Dow
Batt Insulation: CertainTeed  Metal Panel: Varco Pruden
Air Infiltration Barrier: Tyvek  Drywall: Temple Inland
Acoustical Wall Panel: Tectum  Paint: Sherwin Williams
Acoustical Ceilings: CertainTeed  Roof Membrane: Sarnafil
Carpet: Lees  Stage Wood Floor: Horner
Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: EFCO, a Pella Company
Lighting: Leviton, Evenlite, Lightolier, Ledalite, Visionaire, High-Lites, Wila, Lukas

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