Austin ISD Performing Arts Center

Centrally located in the nationally recognized Mueller Planned Unit Development (PUD) of Austin, Texas, Austin Independent School District (ISD)’s new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center (PAC) provides the community with space for myriad performances, cultural events, and conferences.

The PAC venue features a 1,229-seat auditorium, 250-seat black box theater, dance studio, multi-purpose rehearsal and meeting room, visual arts display, kiln room, recording studio, fine arts library and offices, outdoor amphitheater, and 443-space parking garage. The building is was originally slated for a LEED Silver certification, but due to its outstanding performance, it is now expected to achieve a LEED Gold certification as well as a 4-star rating from Austin Energy Green Building.

This project exemplifies the community and district’s commitment to making fine arts education available to all. Serving a district of 82,000 students and a metropolitan area of over 1 million, the facility accommodates a diverse mix of events, from state-wide music competitions to school productions to community meetings. It is in operation weekdays, nights, and weekends and draws visitors from around the city and region.

“Every square inch of this building is as close to perfection as possible. Thank you for assembling an exceptional team of professionals to build a lasting monument to fine arts. Thank you for creating a company that puts their customers first. And most importantly, thank you for giving the students and teachers of Austin ISD a home that will affect the lives of generations to come.”


Greg Goodman, Director of Fine Arts

Owner Austin ISD
Architect Pfluger Architects Miró Rivera Architects
Engineers I T Gonzalez Engineers
Type K-12 Projects
Square Footage 68,000 square feet
Location Austin, Texas
  • ABC Central Texas Excellence in Construction Eagle Award
  • AEGB 5-Star Rating
  • USGBC LEED Gold Certification