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Education

 

The educational market is one of utmost significance in the AV industry because the best AV designs give great functionality to customers who oftentimes have slim budgets.  The AV systems in auditoriums and athletic complexes have several requirements:

 

Speech Intelligibility – Spoken words need to be clearly understood, so the AV design must take into account the room acoustics.  HFP is expert at modeling every type of space to find the optimum loudspeaker types and locations for the highest speech intelligibility.

Feature Set – The educational market is pushing the envelope on performances in auditoriums.  High schools and colleges are taking the same creative license as professionals, but AV systems can easily be a limiting factor.  Educational AV systems must be fully featured, configurable, and expandable to suit the needs of the school and to serve as training grounds for the students who run them.

Reliability – Educational institutions often operate AV systems as long as the equipment will allow.  Designing reliable and robust AV systems is a priority for HFP, regardless of the market.  Further, HFP stays current on new and future products to fill our clients’ needs.  We design for the future.

 

Representative Projects Include

Fort Bend Independent School District, Houston – AV system for 800-900 seat auditoriums in multiple high schools

New Jewish School, Houston – AV system design for 500 seat theater

North Harris College Theater, Houston – AV system design for 600 seat performance theater

Pasadena and Sam Rayburn High Schools, Pasadena, Texas – AV system redesign of school district’s highly utilized model auditoriums

Pennsylvania Academy of Music, Lancaster, Pennsylvania – AV system design for rehearsal spaces, 400 and 150 seat recital halls, and a recording studio

River Oaks Baptist Church and Elementary School, Houston – AV design for gymnasium and commons multipurpose performance spaces

Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic School, The Woodlands, Texas – AV system design for multipurpose commons area

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas.  Complete audio video control design for high-tech courtroom including electronic data submission and display, prioritized conferencing microphones for a panel of judges, and automated video camera operation and local broadcasting

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas – AV system design for 400 seat multi-purpose cinema including film and digital projection with  high performance audio and a custom curved cinema screen

University of Houston, Houston, Texas.  AV system design for a 900 seat multi-use presentation auditorium (Houston Room)