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Williams College – Chapin Hall

Williamstown, Massachusetts


Ann Beha Associates, Architect

Project Description

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 team’s comprehensive analysis and design included refining the room acoustics and mechanical systems and the design of new audio and video systems. The AV systems and room acoustics incorporated the flexibility of a stage extension life to be used either for audience seating or an expanded stage area for large ensembles and events. Designed for the area above the new stage extension is a motorized acoustic canopy which is coordinated with new lighting trusses and recording microphone motors. The audio system includes minimally invasive concert line arrays, a custom millwork desk for audio and lighting control, and a digital mixing console. LEED Silver Certified.

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