Glens Falls High School

Glens Falls, New York

Nestled just outside the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, the Glens Falls City School District is surrounded by diverse businesses, an eclectic cultural backdrop and a vibrant outdoor adventure sports scene. Considered an integral part of the community, the district, which serves 1,400 students, carried out a major renovation of its ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$55.00FEATURED IN2010 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAuditoriums/Music Rooms auditorium.

The renovated space had to meet the district’s intent—school meetings, plays, musical/dance performances and flexible areas for student study—and also serve as a professional venue for the area’s community groups.

One of these organizations is the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra (GFSO), a vital presence in the community. Its role on the steering committee, along with district representatives, the Lake George Opera Company and other arts groups, ensured that the space would reveal an acoustical quality that was professional and innovative, and transcend the audience’s visual experience.

Designed to deliver the finest listening experience, the performance space is equipped with an electronic acoustical- enhancement system and an adjustable acoustical cloud ceiling system. Plush, comfortable seating for 1,400 complements the vibrant interior, creating a stunning appearance for the audience and from the proscenium.

Stage improvements include motorized rigging and theatrical lighting systems. Upgrades to the stage flooring, aisle carpeting and lighting also add modern nuances to the theater.