Not Your Average High School Auditorium

Not Your Average High School Auditorium

By Luke Hopping / Photos by Julius Shulman
A renovation doubles down on the value of live performance at a midcentury Los Angeles venue.

To teens accustomed to getting their entertainment from brightly pixelated screens, the swooping 1,300-seat Robert Frost Auditorium at Culver City High School might seem like an antiquity. Yet a coming upgrade by Hodgetts + Fung promises to make the postwar performance space, which has hosted everyone from the Los Angeles Philharmonic to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, more relevant than ever.

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