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Designing for Theatrical and Performing Arts Curriculum in Schools

In an article for Spaces4Learning, HMFH Senior Associate Matt LaRue discusses the design of performing arts spaces for different age levels using a middle school and an upper school as case studies.

When closely coordinated with a curriculum vision and an understanding of the developmental stages of students, the planning and design of performing and theater arts spaces can bring the educational experience to a different level for many. In the way that participation in school team sports can engage students who gravitate towards athletics, performance can build camaraderie, introspection, and collaborative skills for those who might not otherwise find outlets that interest them. How well the facilities address the needs of the specific users will determine the degree of life-long impact on them.”

Read the full article here for insight into designing an educational theater arts facility that supports the unique needs of its users.