Historic Theater Renovation & Campus Modernization
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.