I've been asked to give some input on a FOH position for a 400 seat high school theater. It is to sit behind the last row of seats in the center of three seating sections. (main aisles will be on either side). It's floor is 7" above the row of seats in front of it and then there is a gentle rake toward the stage. There is no overhang to deal with. The total width available is about 12-15'. They would like this to house sound and light desks as well as a stage manager position with the option for one or two more individuals as needed. Power, DMX, sound, com, and internet cabling will be accessed under the counter. My initial thoughts: 1. The counter be built at standard bar height of 42" both for better visibility of the stage and to move the inevitable booth noise away from those seated around it. I'm probably in the minority here but I also like to run shows standing and this would accommodate that. Bar height chairs are also pretty easy to come by. 2. The booth wall extend somewhere around 14 inches above the counter to shield the audience from booth light and sound. 3. A 2-3" gap should be left between the far edge of the counter and the booth wall to accommodate running cables. 4. some sort of custom cover(s) will need to be made to secure sound/light desks. My questions for all of you are: 1. do you have any feedback on the above recommendations? 2. what do you love/hate/wish was included in your FOH position? Any photos you'd like to pass along would also be welcome! (I've taken a look at the booth photo thread already) Thanks for your input!