Rhoads Siegel Architects, Architect; Santa Monica, CA
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, and custom manufactured acoustic diffusion elements capturing the Dickinson campus. Along with Rhodes | Siegel Architects of San Diego, CA, Kirkegaard Associates carried out a comprehensive program of evaluation, planning, and execution of acoustic upgrades to the space. This beautifully transformed hall significantly upgraded the music department’s home, all the more remarkable given the project’s modest budget and fast-paced schedule.