Smith Lobby Redesign Public Meeting Sept. 20

Prospective view of the main entrance to Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools invites the community to a public meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, to share their comments and questions about the Smith Auditorium Lobby Redesign at Los Alamos High School.

Lobby construction is tentatively planned to begin in the late spring of 2017. The lobby redesign is anticipated to be completed by November 2017.

LAPS has engaged FBT Architects for the redesign work. FBT has held several meetings with interested community users of Smith Auditorium to work out the initial group requirements for the redesigned lobby.

Smith Lobby Redesign Committee members include, LAPS COO Joan Ahlers, Facilities Herb McLean, LAPS Smith Theater Manager Ross Mason, LAPS Rentals Coordinator Kristy Vigil, Los Alamos County’s Anthony Strain and Wayne Kohlrust and with Ann McLaughlin representing the Los Alamos Concert Assosciation and Daren Savage representing Atomic City Children’s Theater.

Lobby redesign highlights include moving the restroom doors from the theater side of the foyer to the lobby, as well as increasing the sizes of the restrooms and adding a family restroom. FBT’s redesign also adds a Will-Call window, formal concessions area and moving the theater manager office to the lobby area.

Anyone unable to attend the meeting may send comments to