Innovation and Arts Center

Part II, The Innovation and Arts Center will provide an ideal incubator in which students and teachers from all disciplines will engage in an empowering, electric, and ever-changing environment to ask big questions and arrive at even bigger answers.
The Center will be approximately 31,000 square feet and will be located on the site of the existing apartment building and related parking lot owned by the School. 

features

  • Lobby & Welcome Center Featuring:
    • The Gordon-Schwartz Family Gallery Celebrating Windward History
    • The Allison & Jeff Mirkin Family Box Office and Concessions  
  • Art gallery
  • The Allison & Bennett Rosenthal Theater
  • Community Keynote Stage & Music Recital Hall
  • Innovation Studio
  • Maker Studio & Robotics Lab
  • Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship Studio
  • Roof Deck
  • Windward Community Engagement Services

Ground Level

The Lobby & Welcome Center
Featuring:
  • The Gordon-Schwartz Family Gallery Celebrating Windward History
  • The Allison & Jeff Mirkin Family Box Office and Concessions 
  • Special Exhibits
  • Welcome Center & Reception Space
  • 2,005 Square Feet
     
Art Gallery
Featuring:
  • Student Art Exhibitions
  • Professional Art Exhibitions
  • Guest Artists & Lectures
  • Bright Ambient Studio Lighting 
  • Showcase Windows Providing External Views from Campus
  • 1,325 Square Feet

     

The Allison & Bennett Rosenthal Theater

Featuring:
  • Orchestra Pit
  • Audience Chamber
  • Rear Stage Projection and Control Room
  • 250 Seats
  • Theater, Dance, and Music Performances 
  • Class & Parent Meetings
  • Individual & Group Presentations
  • Guest Speakers
  • 6,400 square feet
Community Keynote State & Music Recital Hall
Featuring:
  • Superior Acoustics for Live Vocal & Instrumental Performance
  • Division Assemblies, Senior Capstone Presentations, TED Talks, Keynote Speakers
  • 250 Seats
  • 3,535 square feet

*not final design. Image is from Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts.


 

Second Floor

Maker Studio & Robotics Lab

Featuring:
  • Advanced Maker Studio Featuring Engineering Resources for Tactile
  • Learning Experiences 
  • Workshop for Winwdard’s Omnicats Robotics Program
  • 3D Printers
  • 1,808 Square Feet
The Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship Studio
Featuring:
  • The Quinn & Bryan Ezralow Incubator Room 
  • The Stratton Family Incubator Room 
  • The Lugash Family Incubator Room 
  • Open Floor Plans for Communication & Collaboration
  • Entrepreneurship Classes
  • Idea-Driven Classroom Space
  • Floor to Ceiling Retractable Bifold Doors with Learning Access Deck
  • Hybrid Indoor and Outdoor Learning Opportunities
  • 2,455 Square Feet
     

Roof Deck

Featuring:
  • Outdoor Event Space
  • Dances 
  • Concerts
  • Banquets
  • 2,064 Square Feet 
Windward Community Engagement Services
Featuring:
  • Dedicated Offices Providing Community Outreach and Networking Services
  • Service Learning and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Windward Network Program Offering Student and Alumni Internships
  • Alumni Services Cultivating Lifelong Relationships