Lewis Central Community School District's Performing Arts Center auditorium seating view
Lewis Central Community School District's Performing Arts Center stage view and auditorium seating

Lewis Central Community School District Performing Arts Center

Council Bluffs, Iowa

33,775 GSF

The Lewis Central High School fine arts and construction technology education addition includes a 33,775-square-foot auditorium that will seat 1,100 people, which makes it the largest performing arts facility in Council Bluffs. The addition houses a large multipurpose room for a black box theater, meeting room and classrooms, scene shop, wood shop, and storage areas.


  • Designed telecommunications equipment cabinets for support of horizontal cable to work area outlets (WAOs), such as network (voice and data) wall outlets, wireless access points (WAPs), and IP-based surveillance cameras.
  • Designed audiovisual system equipment and supporting infrastructure for classrooms, the auditorium, and the multipurpose room.
  • Designed expansion to existing electronic access control and intrusion detection systems for support of new building addition.
  • Developed an acoustical model of the spaces to perform analysis, determine acoustical parameters, and evaluate the proposed building materials.
  • Provided mechanical systems noise analysis to meet the background noise requirements within the auditorium.
  • Provided acoustical design, including ceiling clouds and wall treatments, to provide acceptable sound quality and distribution throughout the auditorium.

Photography credit: AJ Brown Imaging

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