Image Courtesy: HKS
Image Courtesy: HKS
Image Courtesy: HKS
Image Courtesy: HKS

Arlington Independent School District Fine Arts Center

98,000 FT2
Arlington, TX, USA
Education / Entertainment
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing / Life Safety and Fire Protection
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Envisioned as a resource for the entire district, the new fine arts center serves grades pre-K through 12 by providing world-class performance and demonstration venues, along with classroom and gallery space. The project includes a safe room which was designed in accordance with ICC500-2014 “ICC/NSSA – Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters”.


The project required specific coordination between the HVAC systems and electrical systems, and the theatrical lighting and performance appurtenances. Acoustic considerations impacted the HVAC design resulting in the use of fan walls, locating equipment as remotely as possible from the performance halls, a combination of interior and exterior duct insulation, along with appropriate duct sizing to reduce HVAC system sound impacts to the spaces.