Northam Senior High School - Performing Arts Centre

DesignInc was commissioned to design a new Performing Arts Centre (PAC) for the historic Northam Senior High School. In addition to the PAC, the scope of work included refurbishment of the existing Administration Block and the associated siteworks and paving.

Funded by the Royalties for Regions Scheme, the project will provide a much needed Performing Music and Visual Arts Centre for the School. The PAC will provide a performance space for Music and Drama, with retractable seating and dual use occupancy for classroom structures.

Tilt up concrete walls with specialist internal linings create the performance area. Lightweight steel frame and wall construction elsewhere clad with red brick to match the traditional School building materials and finishes, keeping the new building modern and simple so as not to detract or conflict. The admin area was refurbished within the heritage building to present a modern and corporate prestige look that benefits the school.

Year
2015

Location
Northam
Western Australia

Client
DoE / BMW

Value
$9M