With the reconstruction of Madeira High School’s (MHS) Medert Auditorium, one of the school’s main buildings is now completely renovated.
Madeira partnered with MSA Architects and HGC Construction to redesign and reinvent the MHS Commons Building with construction beginning in the summer of 2020. Students began to use the cafeteria, art, and music areas in the fall of 2020 and completed in February 2021, with the entire project coming in under budget.
The final leg of the project was the renovation of the school’s Medert Auditorium, which made its debut at a recent MHS Band & Choir Concert celebrating Music in Schools month. It features new lighting and audio systems with remote data controls, accessibility upgrades including a lift to the stage, and sound panels and ceiling tiles to ensure optimum acoustics. New seats were installed along with new carpeting and flooring, as well as a mezzanine to house lighting and a/v equipment. The size of the stage was increased, and the lobby area was expanded to allow easier flow in and out of the theater. Overflow patrons will be able to watch performances from lobby monitors.
Madeira School Board President Richard Palmer said of the wing’s completion, “It is exciting to see this project come to life after years of planning and saving. Medert Auditorium and the Commons Building are one of the few areas utilized by our entire district and we look forward to the community attending a performance in this great new space.”
For photos and details of all renovations please see MHS Commons Building Renovations.