The Richland School District has completed a $7.8 million project to update and enhance the Richland High School Auditorium, on the west side of the school campus, near Thayer Avenue.
The project included new seating and aisle management, an improved stage, modernized electrical and mechanical systems, a new vestibule, additional restrooms, a new roof, new exterior guardrails and two electronic reader boards.
The improvements included better seating for people with disabilities and a center aisle to address safety concerns. The stage improvements include new rigging, curtains, floor sound and lighting systems
The auditorium was originally built in 1980 and was expanded in 2008 to 1,500 seats.
G2 Construction of Kennewick was the contractor. Design West Architects and PLA Designs were the design team.
Richland voters approved a $99 million bond in 2017 to pay for the auditorium project and other work in the district.
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