Miami Country Day Center for the Arts
The new Center for the Arts provides the needed space for development of an already high achieving arts program for the campus and space for all of the arts educational components on the campus. The program includes a 636-seat professional performance auditorium and working stage, dressing rooms, stage craft and production areas, a high-tech control room, and a gallery lobby; middle- and upper-level Drama Studios that combine via operable partitions to create a black box theater; a Dance Studio; a Music Suite with studios for lower, middle and upper classes, an ensemble room, practice rooms, and the “Agora,” which houses a Steinway piano for impromptu performances; and Arts Suites for lower, middle and upper classes and Digital Arts and Ceramics Labs. The state-of-the-art Digital Arts Lab features the absolute latest and greatest in hardware and software. It is “future approved” to allow technology and future generations to stay at the forefront of current standards. The professional theater features professional-grade sound, LED lighting, audio/visual systems, rigging systems (with manual rigging and line sets and full fly loft), and a mid-seating catwalk. The Dance Studio features a wood-sprung floor, and all Music Studios, Labs, Performance Spaces, and Practice Rooms feature elevated finishes and acoustic treatments. The new site design accommodates the greatly-needed parking garage and expanded arts educational facilities.