Acalanes High School Performing Arts Facility, Lafayette, CA

Architect: Akol & Yoshii, Walnut Creek, CA

Acalanes High School was completed in 2003 for $4.4 million. Funding for the project was part of a 1997 bond measure to build a new multi-purpose theater on each of the five high school campuses in the Acalanes Union High School District. Charles M. Salter Associates developed the programming template and the acoustical and audiovisual design for each theater.

The main theater at Acalanes High School is a 400-seat theater used for band, orchestra, and choir concerts, as well as drama performances, assemblies, and lectures.

The old theater that was converted into a drama classroom contains a mini stage. The flat-floor room can hold 100 people. At the rear of the building is the music wing, a handful of practice rooms, and rehearsal rooms for the band, orchestra, and choir.