Fort Bragg Middle School

Historic Theater Renovation & Campus Modernization

Fort Bragg, CA

Originally built as a high school in 1937, the facility suffered from extensive, continuous use by students and the community. This historical school was upgraded to the modern standards of the District, including new plumbing, heating, electrical, fire alarm and communication systems; new roofing, siding and windows; as well as the modernization of all interior spaces, including the Cotton Auditorium.

The Cotton Auditorium is the premiere performing arts venue for the Mendocino Coast. As the location for numerous local and touring productions, this 846-seat theater suffered from over-use as well as significant structural issues such as severe dry rot. QKA replaced the exterior wood siding with historically accurate new siding, and installed new lighting, rigging, sound, acoustics and seats that maintained the historic character of this 1930s theater.

Making a Difference
Maintaining the historic integrity of the 1937 school site and performing arts venue, the extensive modernization and upgrade project for Fort Bragg Middle School sets the beloved community school up with ideal learning and performance environments for years to come.

School District
Fort Bragg Unified School District

14,300 sq.ft. (auditorium) (Modernization)
73,200 sq.ft. (campus) (Modernization)

Completion Date
May 2007

Final Construction Cost


Middle School