Marrington Middle School of the Arts


Goose Creek, SC

    About the Project

    ∨ Type
    Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

    ∨ Market
    K-12 Education

    ∨ Completion Date
    December 2015

    ∨ Architect
    Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects, Inc.

    New Performing Arts Building and Renovations

    Thompson Turner Construction was commissioned by Berkeley County School District to provide Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) services for the extensive phased renovation of the existing 77,490 SF Marrington Middle School of the Arts.

    A phased, functional plan was developed to allow the school to operate during construction, and tilt-up concrete was used to help achieve the desired look while staying within budget. This is the first known K-12 project in South Carolina to incorporate tilt-up concrete. The scope of the project included building a new performing arts center that can be jointly used by the elementary and middle school. This building houses a 400-seat auditorium, dressing rooms, classrooms for drama, dance, chorus and strings, and covered walk way accessible by both schools. The lobby’s glass front and natural lighting allows the public to be drawn to the space, and wall graphics feature the school’s programs. Renovations also included the removal of the existing ceilings, and clouds and velour drapes were added where needed to manage proper acoustics, resulting in very functional, high performance spaces.

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