Tahoma High School

skyfold application by interior technology

Product Used


Maple Valley, Washington


Sometimes the right product solution for a design challenge is the marriage of two – and the new Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, WA, represented the perfect opportunity to showcase that. DLR Group Architects reached out early in the process seeking a unique solution to their flexible space needs in their large stepped auditorium. Serving as both a regional learning center and a community center, flexibility was key to the success of the design.

20-foot (6.1 meter) tall manually operated Modernfold Encore (STC 56) partition bisect the space into two, and the stepped Skyfold Classic provided the ideal flexible solution to divide the raised seating section in the rear of the auditorium. The coordination of the intersecting soffits and track/panel/seals interaction was critical.

The auditorium has very nice wood and fabric finishes, including the built-in wood desks. Mike Janes, the project designer from DLR Group says, “We wanted it to be divisible so this 600-seat auditorium was not sitting there empty when not being used. Skyfold allowed the room to be quickly changed to accommodate smaller groups, without a lot of effort. Having three smaller halls allowed there to be theatre practice going on in the front of the auditorium, and classes or testing sessions in the two back sections.”

The configuration also allows either one or both smaller rooms to be set up as desired.


You may know that you need an operable partition for your space, and you may know that you want that operable partition to be Skyfold. But do you know which Skyfold Inc. moveable wall you need?


There are four product lines within the Skyfold Family: Classic™, Zenith®, Zenith® Premium and Mirage®. Although, all of the Skyfold walls are automated, acoustically rated and fold vertically into a ceiling pocket, there are slight differences between each product, making one product line more suitable than another depending on your design requirements and space.

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