We’re also in construction for the new Performing Arts Facility at Pioneer Valley High School (Santa Maria Joint Union High School District – Santa Maria, CA). This new facility will feature 298 seats, a lobby, ticketing space, restrooms, four teaching stations (three classrooms and one stage classroom), and an outdoor set construction/ staging area on 16,411 square feet. The new building’s design has both a secured student access and a separate public access, which allows for monitoring of each entry into the facility. Performing arts teachers, music teachers, community members, and staff were all part of the decision making process, ensuring that everyone’s opinion was considered for the new design.

Next week BCA’s very own Brian P. Whitmore, AIA, President, BCA Architects, will respectively sit on a work- shop panel and will also moderate a workshop panel at the 37th Annual Coalition for Adequate School Hous- ing (C.A.S.H.) Conference in Sacramento. Join Brian as he weighs in on today’s important issues that face educa- tors, school districts, architects, and designers when thinking of how to best serve 21st Century Students:

+ 21st Century Construction Site: February 22, 4:00-5:30pm.
+ Designing for the “New” Economy – How to Creatively Minimize Cost Overruns while Maximizing
Quality: February 23, 8:30-10:00am. (Moderated by Brian P. Whitmore)