District Auditorium, Stanton, Texas


District Auditorium, Stanton, Texas



Stanton Independent School District



Having outgrown their existing 400-seat auditorium, Stanton ISD needed a new facility.  A restrictive site and a desire to utilize existing parking helped shape the form of the 23,500 sf, 1,100 seat Auditorium.


Two entries, located to take advantage of existing west parking and new east parking, lead to separate two-story lobbies connected by a centrally located core of restrooms, housekeeping, ticket sales, and administrative areas.  Divided equally into a lower sloped-floor portion and a rear stepped section, creates a variety of audience seat options – all with superb site lines within the Auditorium.  Wide, fan-shaped seating helps the facility fit the small site and ensures that all viewers feel close to the stage.  Designed acoustically for multiple-sized viewer groups, the lower section can be utilized un-amplified.


Interior materials, chosen for economy, acoustical performance, and durability, include stained or sealed concrete and carpet flooring; and combinations of painted smooth, textured, and acoustical masonry walls.  Clear anodized aluminum railings, rich stained wood trim, and a mature color scheme provide a sophisticated accent to the interiors.  Exterior colors and brick materials, decorative masonry, EIFS, and metal match the existing campus but are combined in ways to set the Auditorium apart as a new facility.