Waynflete School, Waynflete Arts Center Theater

Portland, Maine

The Waynflete Arts Center houses performing- and visual-arts space, including a 275-seat theater, studios, rehearsal rooms, classrooms and support spaces. The featured space is the theater, which has a proscenium stage, removable thrust, professional audio/video capabilities and a lighting/sound booth. Designed as a performing-arts “laboratory,” all areas of the theater ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$151.00FEATURED IN2009 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAuditoriums/Music Rooms used for teaching, including catwalks, fly spaces, sound and lighting systems, and the booth.

The theater also serves as an all-school assembly space. Remote-control black-out shades enable the space to be daylighted for lectures and darkened for theatrical performances. The sculpted wooden ceiling and walls provide ideal acoustics for theatrical, vocal and musical performances.

Mechanical equipment is situated remotely to isolate noise. Conditioned air is delivered to the theater by registers beneath each seat. Wall assemblies provide acoustic isolation among the rehearsal, theater and public spaces. Energy-

conserving components include low-velocity plenum-air distribution, CO2 and daylight sensors, ultra-low-flush urinals, dual-flush toilets and high-efficiency mechanical systems. LEED silver certification is anticipated.