Carroll ISD reviews design plan for state-of-the-art music facility coming in 2020

The Carroll ISD school board reviewed design plans for the new music center at Carroll Senior High School during the Dec. 3 regular meeting.

Plans include a state-of-the-art music hall and multilevel seating for over 700 people, according to a presentation by Huckabee Architects.

The facility will be unique in that it will be used strictly for musical performances. Theater performances will take place in the existing auditorium, project architect Blaik Ritchie said.

Other related renovations at the school include upgrades to the existing auditorium, a new black box theater for smaller productions and a new media lab, which can be used to teach broadcasting, Ritchie said during the presentation.

The renovations and facility construction is budgeted in the 2017 bond program for a total of $24 million, said Julie Thannum, assistant superintendent for board and community relations. Exact costs are unavailable at this time as it has not gone through the bidding process yet.

“It’s going to be a signature facility, not only for the school district but also for the city of Southlake,” Ritchie said.

The targeted project completion date is April 2020, Ritchie said.
By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.