Handel Architects, Architect; New York, NY Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Theater Consultant; New York, NY
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 rationalizing circulation and making the entire facility accessible. The renovation improved the technical capacity, aesthetics, and acoustics of the theater, the school’s primary venue for musical theater, dance, and opera performances. Classrooms and shops in the old building were upgraded, and practice rooms were added over the existing building. The building how has quiet air conditioning and excellent isolation.