With boost from alum, Central High is expanding … again

The already massive Central High School is expanding by 45,000 square feet with a new $42 million performing arts center, kickstarted with a $10 million donation by a prominent graduate. The design for the two-story addition was done by MGA Partners, a local architecture firm. Plans call for the addition to hold a 400-seat theater, a STEM innovation center, a digital media and technology center, and common areas. It will be located on the north lawn, near the corner of Ogontz and Olney Avenues.

Businessman, Musician Joseph Field Gives $10 Million for New Central Arts Center

  Alumni Hall of Fame member Joseph M. Field (192), founder of Entercom Communications, violinist and philanthropist, has donated the initial $10 million for a $42 million capital improvement campaign for Central High School. The centerpiece of the effort is a new two-story Performing Arts Center that will house its music and theater programs. Joe […]