New Performing Arts Multi-Purpose Center Rises
Whether you’ve had an opportunity to view the physical changes on campus with your own eyes or not, we are excited to share with everyone in the Farragut Family the immense transformation underway. We also would like to take you on an aerial tour of the vision that is now becoming reality.
The Admiral Farragut Academy Performing Arts Multi-Purpose Center construction is on schedule and on pace to transform the footprint of our campus and the lives of our students. When completed in April 2019, the new building will be approximately 26,000 SF with specialty components such as performance rigging, lighting and curtains, telescoping seating and state-of-the-art technology.
“As the massive structure takes shape, we are seeing that this facility is a game changer on campus. The impact it will have on our students will be transformative.”
– Headmaster Robert J. Fine, Jr.
Extensive work has been completed including the highly visible two-lane main loop road along with concrete curbs, parking lot striping, landscaping and irrigation. The new east parking lot will begin to take shape in the next few weeks. Structural steel at the lobby and plaza areas is almost complete and the roof framing is nearly done as well. The classroom areas are dried in. The business areas and the high roof will be next to be dried in. Window installation has begun since the waterproofing of the openings is completed. Ductwork is in progress throughout the interior along with the electrical, plumbing, and fire sprinkler system. Framing at the classroom and administrative areas is almost complete and framing is ongoing. Stucco will begin soon and last through September.
Capital Campaign Update
We are nearing completion of The New Building Campaign having raised 90% of the $4 million goal. This extraordinary accomplishment would not have been possible without donors, large and small, coming together to contribute to this effort.
“The New Building Capital Campaign has done a fantastic job of reminding alumni why Farragut is an amazing, unique and special place. The commitment Brenda and I made to the project is an investment in the Academy’s mission and future.”
– Mike Kolchin ’61N
We still have considerable financial needs in order to complete the new building. The campaign continues and there are naming opportunities available. Don’t miss this chance to make a difference for your alma mater and the generations of students that will benefit from this facility and its programs. For more information, contact Tony Sloan, Chief Development Officer, at 813-416-7202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.