Located in Detroit, Michigan, the new Samuel C. Mumford High School is a LEED Silver Certified state-of-the-art facility. Designed by Hamilton Anderson Associates, with a construction cost of approximately $53 million, the 239,900 square foot building features a bright open commons area including a full-service cafeteria, modern science laboratories, a community health clinic, 800-seat auditorium, 1,200-seat gymnasium and an eight-lane swimming pool. The auditorium was designed to provide a clear, comfortable and supportive internal acoustic environment for its multiple uses, including chamber music, band and chorus performances, recitals, drama theatre and musicals, lectures and assemblies. The cheek walls and overhead reflectors were shaped to be supportive, provide clear and easy sound propagation, creating a sense of intimacy. The careful design and detailing of the HVAC and lighting systems ensured a quiet background noise. In addition to the auditorium, our efforts included the interior acoustics, isolation and noise control design of the Band, Chorus, and Drama classrooms, the gymnasium, pool and the cafeteria areas.
Hamilton Anderson Associates
Bill Conner Associates LLC