Duke Ellington School for the Arts, named after American Jazz bandleader and composer Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899-1974), was established in 1974. Located inD.C., this public school is dedicated to enriching students through arts and education.
The Duke Ellington project was designed by Cox Graee + Spack Architects with Fisher Dachs Associates serving as consultant. InterAmerica Stage, Inc. was brought on board by PDO, Inc. to design a full-coverage SkyDeck™ system for the 150 seat black box theatre. With SkyDeck™, every...
November 2017
With all the goings on over here at IAStage - NAB, ABX, and LDI - we missed an opportunity to congratulate the Institute of American Indian Arts' on the opening of their new performing arts and fitness center.Dyron Murphy Architects rendering of the exterior.
Talk about a multi-purpose space. The new facility, located in Santa Fe, NM, has indoor and outdoor common...
November 2017
Everybody is familiar with the metaphor of "thinking outside the box" as a way to spark creativity and generate new ideas. That type of thinking goes on inside theaters and rehearsal spaces all over the world. Quite literally in those intimate spaces known as black box theaters. Just like the newly operational black box theater that's part of Northwestern University's new building in Qatar's Education City.
The new space was outfitted with a full-coverage SkyDeck™ tension wire grid that comes in over 3,200 square feet. The photo below shows the space with work lights on....
November 2017


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