Academy of the Holy Names Master Plan - page 12

12 |Academy of theHolyNames |Master PlanPackage |FieldingNair International |February 2014
ProposedArts Center
PlanKey
1)
Lobby
2)
Theater - 350 Seats
3)
Stage
4)
Back Stage
5)
BlackBoxTheater - 40’x48’
6)
Set Shop
7)
Chorus Room
8)
BandRoom
9)
Instrument Storage
10)
Offices
11)
GreenRoom
12)
Practice
13) StageTech
14)
Storage
15)
Art Center Commons
16)
Entry/Gallery
17)
Digital PhotographyRoom
18)
Art Studio
19)
Maker Lab
20)
Ceramics Studio
21)
DryingRoom
22)
ClayMixing/Storage
23)
Art Studio
24)
Deliveries
25)
OpenAir CoveredFoyer
26)
Project Yard
27)
EntryGarden
28)
OpenAir CoveredPavilion
29) CateringKitchen
30)
ServiceDrive
31) DressingRoom
After conducting a close examination of the existing
site conditions on the MacDill Campus, the FNI
team developed a conceptual plan that establishes
a relationship with the surrounding buildings and
athletic field. For example, a pavilion structure on
the northeastern side of the building establishes a
physical connection between the iconic Pedestrian
Bridge and the newArts Center. The main entrance
of the Arts Center is covered by an open air foyer
which creates a welcoming entry while shielding the
main façade of the building from stray soccer balls.
This foyer establishes transitions to a spacious theater
lobby aswell as an art center commons.
ThenewArtsCenter features a 350 seat theater along
with a 40’ x 48’ Black Box for experimental work.
The new facility contains various studios designed to
support AHN’s commitment to music, performing
arts, and visual arts programs. Based on extensive
experience intheaterdesign,theFNITeamdetermined
that a smaller scale theater would provide a sense
of comfort and intimacy that facilitates students’
peace of mind during stressful performances while
accommodating for large public shows. Typically, a
performance would be scheduled on several nights
in order to allow for different groups of students
and parents to attend. The back stage area allows for
ample space that will be needed to unload supplies
and to stage productions.
On the eastern side of the building, the Arts Center
commons establishes a spacious connection between
AHN’s various art studios. The art program includes
a Maker Lab, Ceramics Studio, Digital Imaging, and
Visual Art Studio. These studios open out onto
outdoor yards which expand their usable space and
create active outdoor areas.
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