In August 2011, Allen Independent School District (AISD) in Allen, Texas, engaged AMS Planning & Research Corp. (AMS) to undertake a potential users study for its new $28 million Performing Arts Center. The facility, which opened in the fall of 2011, includes a 1,500 seat auditorium, as well as banquet, lobby and gallery spaces. In addition, it has backstage and support spaces, including dressing rooms, a green room, scene shop and costume shop.
In order to assess potential use of the facility, AMS completed the following tasks:
The facility, which is bustling with student activity, can also be used by outside renters and results in a wide range of program offerings for local and surrounding communities.