DEKALB SCHOOL OF THE ARTS



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DEKALB SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PTSA

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA.

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The DeKalb School of the Arts project was accomplished pro bono for a concerned group of parents and teachers. The drawings were intended to show the county school board that a dynamic new facility could be located adjacent to the current school building, built in the 1950s. Each arts discipline – Dance, Music, Visual and Media Arts and Theater, is housed in its own second level studio space. Courtyards occupy the spaces between discipline studios. Open spaces below each studio at ground level are utilized as student and public interfaces with each artistic discipline and include a gallery space and sculpture garden at the Visual Arts and Media studio and a small amphitheater at the Theater Arts studio center. The complex is tied together by the two level General Curriculum classroom center located in the connecting building at the rear of the courtyards. Shared campus spaces, including the Main Administrative area, Media Center and Cafeteria are housed in a linear building fronting North Druid Hills Road.
The connected, DeKalb Center for the Arts is shown beyond the school. Together, these two complementary complexes share spaces and functions and most importantly, present a prominent face for the arts in DeKalb County.