Keene Middle School

Keene, NH

In 2009, Keene, New Hampshire began construction on a new, state-of-the-art campus for their middle school. Marinace Architects, a firm specializing in the design of educational facilities, was tasked with designing the new Keene Middle School.

As part of their new facility, Keene Middle School wanted a contemporary and well-equipped performance center that would be capable of hosting visiting presenters, city functions, and outside arts organizations. Marinace Architects, who we have worked with on many successful projects, called upon High Output to design and install the complex theatrical systems required of this new venue.

High Output worked closely with the project’s design team to meet all of Keene Middle School’s needs while keeping a careful eye towards keeping the project on budget. Despite a long and complicated construction schedule, the team was able to coordinate with the contractors and vendors to completely the project smoothly and on time.

We would like to extend a special thanks to Marinace Architects and Keene Middle School for their confidence in our abilities, and for being so great to work with.

Gear



172 circuit theatrical & house lighting system
60+ lighting instrument starter package w/followspot, repertory plot design & focus
12-unit motorized rigging system with 8 fixed speed utility hoists,
4 variable speed scenery hoists & touch screen control
Complete stage curtain package w/mid & upstage travelers, cyc & full-length tabs
State-of-the-art sound reinforcement system w/HD video projection, all controllable from the booth or the stage
Portable choral/band shell w/rigged/deployable acoustic clouds


Collaborators



Reno Engineering – electrical engineer
The MacMillin Company – general contractor
Interstate Electric – electrical contractor


Team Leader



David Seneca