High School Fine Arts Building|
Jackson Brown Palculict Architects, Inc.
12921 Cantrell Road, #201, Little Rock, AR 72223
Location: Greenbrier, Arkansas
Date Bid: Aug 2010 Construction Period: Sep 2010 to Dec
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
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
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
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,