King Kekaulike High School, Performing Arts Center

Pukalani, HI

King Kekaulike High School opened on the island of Maui in 1995. Its campus master plan has always included a learning center for the visual and performing arts. Of the three major curriculum pathways offered to its students, arts and communication is the most popular pathway.

LEO A DALY collaborated with the Department of Education’s Facilities Group to engage representatives of the school and to develop and confirm the requirements for this new performing arts building. A series of visits to like facilities, and a design charrette helped develop a functional program and space needs; understand the design parameters and constraints; assess the feasibility of the budget established for the project; evaluate several conceptual schemes for the performance facility; and establish the design direction for the Schematic Design phase of the project.

The 40,000-SF project accommodates drama, dance and music concerts, lectures and presentations, assemblies and meetings. The Performing Arts Center includes a 400-seat performance theatre with a lobby, house, stage, and back-of-house support functions. Integral to the project are sustainable design principles and elements.


State of Hawaii-Department of Education

At a glance

  • 40,000 SF


  • 400-Seat Performance Theatre
  • Lobby
  • Stage
  • Back-of-House Support Functions


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Construction Administration