Paragon 360 has worked with Rockwood School District, the largest school district in St. Louis, since 1996 on the construction of three cafeteria/multi-purpose performance spaces and four 500 seat theaters with multiple architects. In all cases, Paragon 360 provided audio, video, lighting and rigging design services in addition to general theatrical planning and design. In the mid to late 2000’s, these spaces were some of the most advanced high school theaters in the region.
The district's renovated Lafayette High School Theater opened in 2008. The original theater built in 1986 was stripped down to the outer four walls and roof and was then completely rebuilt. The old, late 80’s space was the only Rockwood School District Theater that did not have adequate stage space and did not include any fly capability over the stage area at all. In addition to the lack of fly space, the catwalks were not placed in positions that allowed for the proper lighting of the stage. The audio and lighting systems were very inadequate for their time and the seating layout was very inefficient. In order to give the Lafayette students the same theatrical capabilities as the other three Rockwood High Schools, this theater would be fully renovated with the help of Paragon 360.