McCarthy to Build New Plano ISD Fine Arts Center
DALLAS, TX McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., was recently selected as the Construction Manager at Risk for the Pre-construction and Construction phase services for the new Fine Arts Center (FAC) for Plano Independent School District. The FAC will house major performance and educational spaces including a multi-purpose performance hall, black box theatre, a rehearsal space and an art gallery. McCarthy was chosen to build the facility by Plano ISD's Board of Trustees in June and construction will commence summer of 2018.
"McCarthy is pleased to have won the contract to build this exciting arts facility for Plano ISD. We have deep expertise in constructing cutting-edge arts, performance spaces and fine arts facilities. We look forward to working with the Perkins + Will/BORA team and Plano ISD to create a space that will inspire student creativity for decades to come," said McCarthy Texas Division President, Ray Sedey.
Located on the east side of Alma Road between 15th Street and W. Park Blvd., the state-of-the-art facility will contribute to the education of more than 60 percent of Plano's secondary students participating in fine arts programs. When completed the 90,000-square-foot free-standing building will feature a 1,500-seat multi-purpose performance hall with an upper-level balcony and lower-level orchestra pit, a 250-seat studio theatre (black box), a rehearsal studio for music and dance and a visual arts gallery. The facility will also include a main lobby, theater and visual art support spaces as well as exterior gathering and performance spaces. The FAC will have surface parking for approximately 700 cars.