Monday, October 31, 2016

LaPorte HS Performing Arts Center - first draft

Below are images from the initial Performing Arts Center layout presented to staff on 9/28/2016:

 Auditorium will seat 886 in this configuration.  New stage will be located to the south of the existing auditorium. the seating area will be rotated 90 degrees towards the new stage.  A new set of dressing rooms and a new scene construction area will  be provided with the new construction.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Blog comment and response

Comment: (from a Boston MS teacher - 10/12/16):
Why were the Handley teachers able to give input on the design of their new building and the Boston teachers only met with you (the design team) once and never had any input on the design or layout of our building? Will there be class for team teaching or just regular classes. We are being left out of the loop.

The design team intends to conduct the same "puzzle piece" exercise with the middle level staffs once the programs are better defined.  The process of gathering information about how the educational program will be delivered in a 5-6 and 7-8 configuration is just beginning, and the layouts of potential buildings and spaces will follow.

The current images of the new Handley represent a collection of successful components from all of the other LaPorte elementary facilites. Equity and opportunity were major drivers in the discussions and planning.  This was the result of assessments and discussions with each of the building administrators, as well as input from many of the staff.