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Performing Arts Complex Ensures Enhanced Learning Environment

C.W. Driver Companies, in partnership with SVA Architects, recently completed a $23-million performing arts complex at Woodbridge High School for the Irvine Unified School District. The 36,000-square-foot facility will support the need for additional and upgraded performing arts space for students, staff and the local community.

Highlighting the school’s front entrance, the new center incorporates a variety of new features, including a stage with a fly loft, orchestra pit, scene shop, dressing rooms and a 650-seat theater. The complex also introduces a new 1,600-square-foot black box theater complete with a sound and light control room, and various support spaces including a lobby and ticket booth. Equipment storage and staff office space were also incorporated into the new complex.

The new complex is funded by Measure E, an initiative passed by Irvine voters in 2016 to ensure all students have access to modern learning environments and technology.

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