Port Washington High School Auditorium

The renovated, like-new auditorium provides top-notch amenities for performers and an upgraded audience experience.

Need: Update the auditorium to improve theatrical performances

Solution: Add features, renovate the auditorium, and improve audience experience in the lobby

Result: A like-new auditorium equipped with state-of-the-art features and a renovated lobby for community members to utilize


  • American School & University Magazine, Architectural Portfolio
A view of the stage from the back of the auditorium

Fact Sheet

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Port Washington, WI


21,500 sq ft

Construction Cost

$41,600,000 (high school project total)

Improved Theatrical Amenities

Bray led an extensive renovation to Port Washington High School‘s auditorium as part of the multi-phased additions and renovations to transform the building into a like-new school.

The rejuvenated auditorium includes new theatrical lighting and rigging, follow spot platforms, a piano garage, updated finishes, and new seating to provide better access and comfort for audience members. The first three rows of seats are also removable to provide space for an orchestra when needed.

The former music rooms are now support spaces for the auditorium, such as dressing rooms, a scene shop, and a black box. We also helped the district improve the patron experience by updating the lobby with new finishes, a ticket counter, and two single-user restrooms.

A view of the auditorium from the stage
Students interact in the Port Washington High School commons area.

A Like-New High School

Multi-phased additions and renovations transformed Port Washington High School into a like-new school that better supports 21st-century learning.

An overall view of the gymnasium from the upper cafeteria level

New Athletic Facilities

We also partnered with the district to create state-of-the-art athletic facilities for training, education, and recreation.

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