The Anita and Samson H. Chowdhury Performing Arts Center
The Anita and Samson H. Chowdhury Performing Arts Center is not just built for the spotlight-searching student in mind, but also for those with aspirations to work behind the scenes.
In December 2012, AISD invited internationally renowned architects, Perkins Eastman to create an auditorium space that would best meet the needs of AISD. Detailed meetings ensued with the architects, School Board, management and faculty to create a theater that would harness the needs of budding performers, directors and backstage hands. The architects were tasked to design a space that would incorporate the diverse purposes without the need for a brand new building to be constructed.
The Anita and Samson H. Chowdhury Performing Arts Center is fully equipped with the latest acoustical and LED lighting systems, a modern sound booth and a spacious props and dressing area. The auditorium can seat as many as 400 audience members across two floors. The skillfully planned layout enables students and teachers to stage anything from small skits to major productions with space for an orchestra too! All the materials used to construct the theater were internationally sourced, from the lighting, and sound equipment to the seating and carpets.
The Anita and Samson H. Chowdhury Performing Arts Center was designed first and foremost to meet the needs of all AISD students.