Marquardt Middle School Performing Arts Center
Multifunctional facility unites campus, bridges disciplines, and supports career-focused curriculum
The Marquardt Performing Arts Center (PAC) connects Marquardt Middle School’s sixth and seventh/eighth grade buildings to create a unified campus. The facility supports a redesigned curriculum in which every student takes exploratory courses. The resulting performance, problem-solving, and teamwork skills not only build student confidence for high school, but also translate to success in college and the workforce.
The 33,000-square-foot PAC paves the way for the school’s transition to a “middle school philosophy,” in which a team of teachers oversees academic and social-emotional progress of a core group of students.
This project was designed in partnership with Slingshot Architecture.
- 500-seat auditorium with LED lighting and advanced audiovisual systems
- STEAM labs with writable glass surfaces, separate lighting zones, faucets, and resource labs
- Rooms for band, orchestra, choir/music, and drama
- 2D and 3D art rooms