Avitecture Equips Paul VI Catholic High School for Future Generations

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Paul VI Catholic High School is moving after 37 years and Avitecture was awarded the contract to provide audiovisual systems for their new high school.

Paul VI Catholic High School, rated one of the best 50 Catholic high schools in the USA, is moving to a new 68-acre campus in Loudoun County, Virginia, after 37 years in Fairfax County, Virginia. The school broke ground on February 16, 2018 and will open for the 2020-2021 school year. Its new state-of-the-art facility will ensure excellent college preparatory education for generations to come.

Avitecture was awarded the audiovisual contract to provide and install audiovisual systems for the new high school by Whiting-Turner, one of the nation’s largest and most eminent general contractors. Avitecture’s more than 40 years of audiovisual integration experience and its best-value approach were key to its selection. The challenge on any project is always to turn the architect’s vision into a reality. Avitecture’s designers and installation technicians rose to meet the challenge.

Avitecture’s Solution
The school is being built from the ground up, allowing Avitecture to work closely with the general contractor, Whiting-Turner, with VMDO Architects, and with the project’s three audiovisual consultants, Theatre Consultants Collaborative, Polysonics, and CMTA.

The Football, Baseball, and Softball fields have easy-to-use audio systems with two announcer microphones in the press box, an additional wireless microphone, and a CD-iPod player. Outdoor all-weather speakers are placed and directed to maximize the impact on the field and for spectators and to minimize sound to the surrounding communities. These audio systems have wireless assisted-listening systems and outputs for the press.

The Main Gym and the Auxiliary Gym have advanced, high-quality sound systems with announcer microphones, audio mixers, and 15-inch three-way bass reflex speakers for sporting events, pep rallies, and other events.

The Chapel and the Dining Hall have 16-input audio mixers with two stereo outputs for voice amplification using both wired and wireless microphones; as well as for music and other audio sources. Pendent ceiling speakers distribute the audio providing even coverage throughout the Chapel and the Dining Hall. An assisted-listening system is in both spaces.

The Band Room has a 16-input, two-output stereo audio mixer for voice amplification as well as music and other audio sources. Two 15-inch three-way bass reflex speakers fill the room with robust audio.

The strikingly beautiful 700-person theatre is loaded with AV capabilities including a giant motorized video projection screen measuring 15-feet high by 24-feet wide on the stage. A 9,400-lumen projector located in the control room provides sharp, bright video. The audio capabilities of this space are powerful and flexible; stacks of amplifiers drive several modular point source line-arrays, active loudspeakers, many ceiling speakers, as well as subwoofers. A wireless intercom system and an assisted-listening system complement the powerful and flexible audio controls.

Avitecture will complete the audiovisual systems for Paul VI Catholic High School by the end of 2019 and looks forward to supporting the school in its opening in autumn 2020.

To learn more about Avitecture, visit http://www.avitecture.com.

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