Howard D. Woodson High School

Washington, DC

Client: CGS

Completion Date: 2011

As a model STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) school for replication across the country, Polysonics coordinated closely with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), the D.C. DGS and the architectural design team, to provide cutting-edge design solutions for this highly innovative Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics school.

Scope of work included an IPTV media retrieval and television distribution system, paging system, clock and bell system, closed-circuit television surveillance, door access control, a full package of theatre systems, and audio/video systems for forty classrooms, numerous collaboration and video teleconferencing spaces, band and choir rooms, football stadium, two gymnasia, a natatorium and other multipurpose athletic spaces. Each classroom contains both an interactive white board and a ceiling-mounted video projector such that two separate video sources can be viewed simultaneously.

This project featured a media control center (MCC) and production studio for students to experience the latest in audio and video production. Fiber optic cable provides connectivity from each athletic space (and the theatre) to the MCC where students can mix and capture the live video for rebroadcast or archive. The MCC also provides centralized video teleconferencing such that the theatre, student dining area or a forum space can be used for a scheduled video teleconference. The system rides on the district-wide network, providing centralized bandwidth/firewall management.


  • LEED for Schools Acoustic Design
  • IP-based technologies save power infrastructure costs
  • Technology supports Collaborative and Project-based learning
  • Cutting-edge media center for AV and TV production

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