Mendham High School, Music Wing Addition

Mendham, New Jersey

Critical to the success of this project was the careful use of materials. Comments such as “It looks like it was always there” are proof that the design is successful.

The high school was constructed in 1970 with an addition in the mid-1980s. Although the addition from the 1980s enhanced and beautified the front of the building, the 1970 portion was the major focus ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$183.00FEATURED IN2003 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAuditoriums/Music Rooms people approaching the site. One objective was to build an addition that complemented the 1980s addition and completed the front facade to reflect the type of education and the technology advancements the facility provides its students.

Matching the exterior features of the 1980s addition provided the appropriate consistency and a seamless facade. Inside, the graceful colors and curvilinear floor patterns enhanced the spaces and directed the students to the head of the classrooms. Coupled with the sloping coffered ceilings and indirect lighting, these spaces provide for a comfortable student-learning environment. The terracing floors and the acoustical features, along with acoustical advancements to the HVAC equipment, provided the appropriate environment for instrumental and vocal music.