TRM Architect


NTCSD Auditorium & Gymnasium

High School Auditorium and Gymnasium Addition

North Tonawanda, NY


This dual use, modern performing arts center and physical education center built in 1997 offers a unique and significantly cost-effective design solution. By enabling the auditorium’s first 800 seats to retract, the remaining floor space has the functional availability for elementary physical education classes. In addition, the remaining 400 seats at the mezzanine level can also be separated with a retractable wall to provide a more intimate lecture space. These subsequent teaching spaces allowed for additional state funding that would have otherwise not been realized.


The space as a whole combines the latest in acoustical, lighting, and stage equipment to provide one of the largest stages in Western New York for year round use. The open stage design provides the most flexible arrangement for diverse types of performance. Other issues considered for this auditorium included:

• Backstage requirements

• Electrical capacity

• Loading and receiving areas

• Lighting equipment

• Front and rear projection equipment

• Public address and sound systems

• Projected uses of space

• Audience seating alternatives


TRM coordinated with a construction manager to control construction costs and schedule.






Project Type: Academic - K-12



North Tonawanda Central School District


Project Schedule:

Estimated Date of Completion: 1997

Actual Date of Completion: 1997


Construction Costs:

Estimated Project Costs: $ 3,500,000

Actual Project Costs: $ 3,500,000

Final Project Costs: $ 3,500,000



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