CASE STUDY | Roosevelt Theater

McNICHOLS® Wire Mesh
McNICHOLS® Wire Mesh

When Seattle's Roosevelt High School prepared to add a new auditorium as part of a major renovation, designers aimed for simplicity and elegance. They also looked for a way to conceal theater equipment with dramatic flair.

They found their answers by choosing McNICHOLS® Wire Mesh. The 18 mesh, .018" thick material provides flexibility, light diffusion, sound redistribution, and glittery good looks as it hides can-lights, catwalks, and other equipment behind a metallic shimmer.

The metal color, combined with green checkered walls, echo the school’s official colors of gold and green.

Wire Mesh enhances acoustics, light, safety, and comfort throughout the 750-seat theater. Completed in 2006, the auditorium mimics the school's original, circa-1922 architecture. The volute — or scroll-like — shapes play on neoclassical style.

The transparent, pliable material proved to be easy to shape, mount and suspend during installation.

The result is a state-of-the-art theater experience that is aesthetically pleasing and full of enjoyment.

Located the north Seattle neighborhood of Roosevelt, the high school has one of the largest student body populations in the metro area and a longstanding theater education program.

When Seattle's Roosevelt High School prepared to add a new auditorium as part of a major renovation, designers aimed for simplicity and elegance. They also looked for a way to conceal theater equipment with dramatic flair.

They found their answers by choosing McNICHOLS® Wire Mesh. The 18 mesh, .018" thick material provides flexibility, light diffusion, sound redistribution, and glittery good looks as it hides can-lights, catwalks, and other equipment behind a metallic shimmer.

Wire Mesh enhances acoustics, light, safety, and comfort throughout the 750-seat theater. Completed in 2006, the auditorium mimics the school's original, circa-1922 architecture. The volute—or scroll-like—shapes play on neoclassical style.

The transparent, pliable material proved to be easy to shape, mount and suspend during installation. The result is a state-of-the-art theater experience.

When Seattle's Roosevelt High School prepared to add a new auditorium as part of a major renovation, designers aimed for simplicity and elegance. They also looked for a way to conceal theater equipment with dramatic flair.

They found their answers by choosing McNICHOLS® Wire Mesh. The 18 mesh, .018" thick material provides flexibility, light diffusion, sound redistribution, and glittery good looks as it hides can-lights, catwalks, and other equipment behind a metallic shimmer.

Wire Mesh enhances acoustics, light, safety, and comfort throughout the 750-seat theater. Completed in 2006, the auditorium mimics the school's original, circa-1922 architecture. The volute—or scroll-like—shapes play on neoclassical style.

The transparent, pliable material proved to be easy to shape, mount and suspend during installation.

The result is a state-of-the-art theater experience that is aesthetically pleasing and full of enjoyment.

McNICHOLS® WIRE MESH

Specifications
•  18 Mesh
•  .018" Thick Wire Diameter
•  Bronze

Features
•  Aesthetic Appeal
•  Flexibility
•  Light Diffusion Capability
•  Lightweight Construction
•  Sound Redistribution
•  Transparency