The Polytechnic School Board of Trustees recently approved the Garland Auditorium renovation project, which began after the last curtain call of this spring’s Upper School musical. Through approximately mid-November, construction will take place in Garland to add balcony seating to accommodate 90 to 100 people. The project will also bring important upgrades in audio-visual technology and heating and air to improve everyone’s experience of programs and events in the space.
Garland Performing Arts Center on the South Campus is one of our school community’s most important assets; its auditorium provides a home not just for an array of theatrical, dance, and instrumental performance experiences but also for our regular Upper School morning meetings, special assemblies of every school division, and a vibrant program of speakers enjoyed by parents and friends of the school through the year.
With an architectural design by Warren Techentin ’86 and contracting by Construction Management Concepts, the total project cost is $4.2 million. We look ahead with excitement toward the first performances and meetings that will take place in the improved Garland Auditorium in late fall 2018.