Dublin High School Center for Performing Arts & Education

Dublin Unified School District

This is the second to last phase of an ambitious master plan to transform Dublin High School. This project anchors one side of the main campus entry, providing convenient access and establishing a civic presence.

It not only acts as a professional space for performing arts, but also as an educational tool where students can learn anything from the physics of sound to how to operate the prop rigging system.

The auditorium is laid out as a classic “shoe box theater”, with the audience space housed in a rectangular box. There are 506 fixed, tiered seats on a single level. The stage features a full fly-loft, an orchestra pit and lighting catwalk. A large canopy provides protection to the main entrance and pays homage to the ritual of arriving at a theater, while the glassed front wall allows visitors to experience the interior lobby from the outside. The building embraces sustainable design practices with a cool roof, low-E glazing at all windows on adjacent classroom spaces, displacement ventilation in the Theater Box, the use of low-VOC products, use of recycled-content building materials where available, and a construction waste management program.


Part of a campus-wide modernization

Used for both performance and classes

Uses displacement ventilation

Sustainable Elements: cool roof, low-E glazing, low VOC products, and recycled-content materials

“…we have really enjoyed and been the beneficiaries of the great work they have done here. It has been a great partnership for the kids in this district. We are very, very pleased with Aedis’ work.”

– Kim McNeely, Director of Facilities


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