SSOE was selected to design and develop Harrison High School’s Gym and Performing Arts Center in Cobb County School District. The project includes two separate additions; a 750-seat performing arts theater and a 3,000 seat competition gymnasium, in addition to several re-configurations of existing interior spaces, a new parking lot, new bus staging lot, and relocated tennis courts all on a challenging high school campus.
Strategic Configuration Of Space
Strategic planning of the existing configuration resulted in a layout that provided direct and contiguous access to the new program spaces. Effective use of the existing topography allowed the two-level gym to be situated so that access to the seats is on the upper level, with the court level below, with on-grade egress. Interior renovations included re-configuring the existing theater into a Black Box theater, broadcast video suite, multi-purpose music space, and connecting corridor to the new PAC addition.