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University of Iowa – Hancher Auditorium

FEMA-funded replacement for a beloved and busy 1972 auditorium, badly damaged in 2008 flooding. The new Hancher Auditorium, replacing the flood-damaged facility, will serve as the largest performances space for the music, theater, and dance programs at the University of…

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Northwestern University – Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Northwestern’s new Music Building is located just south of the university’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, near the theater building and art museum. It wraps around Regenstein Hall, a brutalist music building from the 1970s, enabling the Bienen School of Music to…

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Eastern Connecticut State University Fine Arts Instructional Center

The new Fine Arts Instructional Center for Eastern Connecticut University will house several performance venues including a 400-seat concert hall, a 250-seat proscenium theater and a 150-seat black box theater. In addition to faculty offices, this fully-equipped academic facility will…

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Des Moines Civic Center

The Des Moines Civic Center is a unique multi-purpose performing arts hall with 2,800 seats on one strongly raked level. The inward-leaning curved pylons of the side walls are a characteristic gesture of the original acoustician, Paul Veneklasen, and more…

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University of Missouri – Kansas City – Helen Spencer Theatre

The Spencer Theatre is a 500 seat drama theater in the 1977 Olson PAC, home to the UMKC theater department and the Kansas City Rep theater company. KA drew on in situ testing and computer modeling to design new wall…

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Williams College – Chapin Hall

Built in 1910, the Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson designed 1200-seat concert hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Kirkegaard Associates provided complete design services in acoustic and AV design for the renovation of this magnificent space. The…

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Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market

Artistic Director Irvin Mayfield wanted the new home of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to be a performance space for jazz artists and a community educational space. The architect transformed a derelict market, creating a gracious lobby and a 350…

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University of Michigan E. V. Moore Building Renovation & Brehm Pavilion

A sensitive new addition to Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1960 building for the University of Michigan’s superb music program. Practice rooms and studios for the jazz and percussion programs and a soaring orchestra rehearsal room pull the loudest users out of…

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University of Veracruz – Tlaqná Concert Hall

Kirkegaard Associates designed the acoustics of a 1,500-seat concert hall for the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, the oldest continuous orchestra in Mexico, comprised of 100 musicians from across the globe. This new home for the orchestra is located on the campus…

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DePaul University – Lincoln Park Theatre Building

The new building for The Theatre School at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus provides much-needed performance, office and rehearsal facilities for this top-ranked program. The complex includes extensive scene and costume shops, multimedia computer labs, a lighting laboratory, sound and…

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University of Chicago – Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

The new 184,000 sf Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is a catalyst for creativity, using innovative design to foster inter-disciplinary communication and artistic experimentation. The tower offers unparalleled views of Chicago and Lake Michigan, while public spaces…

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Sonoma State University – Green Music Center

The Donald and Maureen Green Music Center at Sonoma State University features the 1,400-seat Weill Concert Hall with a rear door that opens to the lawn outside providing excellent sound and spectacular views to an additional 3,000 people. This indoor/outdoor…

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Hamer Hall – Southbank Arts Precinct

The renovation of Hamer Hall provided improved acoustics for both musicians and audience, and cutting-edge staging systems and rigging capability. Key features include new sidewalls at the stage and audience chamber, and a stage canopy that can be configured for…

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Pittsburg State University Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

This clean-lined new facility provides first class performing venues for the university’s theater, music, and dance programs, while also giving the town of Pittsburg a performing arts venue suitable for touring artists. The heart of the building is an 1100-seat…

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Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico

For 14 years Kirkegaard Associates has worked with the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico and its indefatigable Chancellor, Maria del Carmen Gil, to help the school realize its dream of a new home. From initial programing with the Boston…

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Rensselaer Polytechnic – Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

Kirkegaard Associates provided Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with room acoustics, mechanical noise, sound isolation, and infra-structure audio/video systems design for this new state-of-the-art experimental media facility. Commonly referred to by its acronym EMPAC, the Center is anchored into a sloping hilltop…

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Curtis Institute of Music – Lenfest Hall

Lenfest Hall is a new multi-use music education and student residence building for the renowned Curtis Institute of Music. The expansion, on a historic block of Philadelphia’s Locust Street, provides Gould Rehearsal Hall for the Curtis Symphony Orchestra; 32 additional…

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Coralville Center for the Performing Arts – Jim Fausett Theater

The Jim Fausett Theater is a 482-seat Auditorium with proscenium stage and orchestra pit designed for multipurpose use. Local arts groups will use the space for a variety of program types, including Broadway performances, jazz and chamber music concerts, dance,…

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University of Chicago – Milton Friedman Center

This new program, a joint effort between the Economics, Business, and Law Schools at the University, was established to preserve and foster the vibrant research environment that characterizes economics at the University of Chicago. The MFI provides multilayered support for…

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Virtua Health Voorhees Hospital

The new Virtua Health Voorhees Hospital is a 368-bed, 680,000 sq. ft. regional medical center that provides specialized, high-level care in a family centered atmosphere. The building design was based around the 3 unique entrances to the hospital including main…

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Mesirow Financial – New Corporate Headquarters

The new Corporate Headquarters for Mesirow Financial is located at 353 N. Clark Avenue in Chicago. The building is an elegant 45-story office building designed by Dirk Lohan of Lohan Anderson. The fourth through seventeenth floors have been designed as…

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Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center for Rockport Music

The Rockport Music Festival began performances in their new home in June, 2010. Previous performances were held in a gallery space that was limited with a small stage, moderate ventilation, and less than perfect acoustics. Their new space, the Shalin…

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Queen Elisabeth Hall

In January of 2010, the Joint Venture Team of Ian Simpson Architects, Kirkegaard Associates and Bureau Bouwtechniek was awarded the project in the international architectural competition for the redesign Queen Elizabeth Hall in Antwerp, Belgium. The new design will provide…

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Carnegie Hall – Studio Towers Renovation Project

The historic Studio Towers above Carnegie Hall have undergone a full renovation to support the educational missions of the Weill Music Institute and The Academy, which is a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute’s…

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Temple Beth Elohim

This new synagogue features an intimate 400-seat sanctuary which expands to accommodate up to 1100 during High Holy Days. Situated on a wooded hillside in Wellesley, the design uses an extensive curtain wall system to visually connect the congregation with…

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University of Tampa – Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values

Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values is a new landmark on the University of Tampa campus. The dramatic architecture of the Chapel, by TVS Design, Atlanta, combines wood, glass and stone to create a warm but strikingly modern…

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Royal Festival Hall – Southbank Centre

Built to coincide with the Festival of Britain and opened in May 1951, Royal Festival Hall began as a large rectangular concert hall with a seating capacity of 2,900. The first building to be erected in the United Kingdom after…

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Dickinson College – Rubendall Recital Hall

Rubendall Recital Hall is a 250-seat room shoehorned into Dickinson College’s century old structure. First renovated from a gymnasium building in 1981, the Weiss Center for the Arts’ latest transformation features a highly flexible interior, lightweight recital screen, fabric ceiling,…

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USC Thornton School of Music – Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall

The Thornton School of Music At University of California has a new rehearsal room. The Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall is sized for full symphony orchestra and accommodates wind ensemble, percussion ensembles, and a variety of smaller groups. The…

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Boston Conservatory of Music – The Hemenway Project

A four story addition to Boston Conservatory’s 1940’s Hemenway Building, along with a thorough renovation, has transformed the facility. The addition creates four large rehearsal spaces for dance, theater, and music, and a lobby for the 325 seat theater, while…