The Conco Companies is finishing its work on a new 350 seat theater in Los Angeles. The Arts Complex at Cathedral High School will include an exposed concrete thrust stage and seating area. The thrust stage will extend into the seating area with the audience surrounding three sides of the stage. Conco leveraged its experience to successfully plan and execute the concrete strategy for these fundamental pieces of the auditorium.
Cathedral High School was founded in 1925 by Archbishop John J. Cantwell as the first Los Angeles Archdiocesan high school. The school now enrolls over 700 students, 70% of which use financial aid or academic scholarships to meet the cost of tuition and fees. The school has had tremendous success, with up to 80% of graduates admitted to four-year colleges and universities as well as alumni throughout the community in government, business and education roles. The school launched its Arts’ Matter Campaign to help expand its facilities to include a new Arts Complex at the high school, providing students greater opportunities to develop their interest and skills in the arts as young people.
Conco began working on the project in September 2017 and responsibilities include providing concrete formwork, concrete pumping, concrete finishing and shotcrete services for the project. Conco was selected for this project among a select groups of contractors due to our vast array of concrete services, particularly formwork, pumping, shotcrete, and cast in place concrete, which included both vertical and horizontal construction. Difficult project constraints such as a compact construction site next to the school’s playing fields, making planning and on-time execution essential. Conco’s vast experience made us the leading candidate for the project. Conco’s work on the project is expected to be completed in April 2018.
The Conco Companies is one of the leading concrete contractors in the Western U.S. and offer a wide range of quality services and products. Our experience includes providing services for commercial, educational, parking and other construction development as well as public works projects. We serve California, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado and Nevada.