11 05, 2022

Overture Center for the Arts – Overture Hall

By |2022-05-11T22:20:22-06:00May 11th, 2022|Arts, Awards, Concert Halls, Projects|

Room acoustics, isolation, and mechanical noise control design for this new $208 million complex. The centerpiece of the project is the 2,250-seat multi-purpose Overture Hall, a stunning new room for opera, dance, and musical theater. A unique orchestra shell, incorporating…

6 05, 2022

Whitworth University – Cowles Music Center

By |2022-05-06T17:26:22-06:00May 6th, 2022|Awards, Concert Halls, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Cowles Music Center greatly expanded the music facilities at Whitworth University and renovated many spaces within the existing building. The $9.6 million construction costs included 15,600-square-feet of existing building upgrades and a 21,400-square-feet, 2-story expansion that added large rehearsal/performance…

26 03, 2022

Haverford College – Music Building

By |2022-05-23T19:45:03-06:00March 26th, 2022|Concert Halls, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Haverford is a prominent liberal arts college on Philadelphia’s Main Line. Kirkegaard created new teaching studios, practice rooms, and a chamber music / seminar room within the basement and backstage of Marshall’s stagehouse, a 1992 addition to the 1907 auditorium…

9 02, 2017

Carnegie Hall – Isaac Stern Auditorium AV Shootout

By |2019-09-12T10:26:36-06:00February 9th, 2017|Arts, Concert Halls, Projects, Uncategorized|

Beginning in 2007 Kirkegaard began the process of working with Carnegie Hall to determine the best loudspeaker design for the iconic Stern Auditorium, known to most people simply as Carnegie Hall. The existing loudspeaker system had been identified in reviews [...]

16 08, 2012

Southbank Arts Precinct – Hamer Hall

By |2022-05-07T22:56:58-06:00August 16th, 2012|Arts, Concert Halls, Projects|

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…

22 06, 2011

Queen Elisabeth Hall – Koningin Elisabethzaal Antwerpen

By |2021-01-04T16:19:20-06:00June 22nd, 2011|Arts, Concert Halls, Featured, Projects|

In January of 2010, the Joint Venture Team of Ian Simpson Architects, Kirkegaard, and Bureau Bouwtechniek was awarded this project after competing and winning the international architectural competition for the redesign Queen Elizabeth Hall in Antwerp, Belgium. The new design [...]

21 04, 2011

National Concert Hall (Competition Entry)

By |2021-01-04T16:07:48-06:00April 21st, 2011|Arts, Concert Halls, News, Performing Arts Centers, Projects, Theatres|

In the Fall of 2008, an international design competition was held to redevelop the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland at its current Earlsfort Terrace location. The project objective was to provide three performance auditoria with the highest international standards [...]

28 09, 2010

University of Veracruz – Tlaqná Concert Hall

By |2020-12-31T09:36:37-06:00September 28th, 2010|Arts, Concert Halls, Featured, Projects|

Kirkegaard 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 of [...]

11 05, 2010

Queen Elisabeth Hall – Koningin Elisabethzaal Antwerpen

By |2022-05-06T17:27:54-06:00May 11th, 2010|Arts, Awards, Concert Halls, Projects, Theatres|

Antwerp's Queen Elisabeth Hall brings a new world-class concert hall and conference space to life within the shell of the existing facility. This new concert venue seats 1,900 in a flexible music, conference, and theatre space serving the KMDA (the…

2 07, 2009

Overture Center for the Arts

By |2020-12-29T15:55:07-06:00July 2nd, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects, Theatres|

The Overture Project is remarkable in many ways.  The construction cost of $205 million was a gift from a single donor, local businessman Jerry Frautschi.  His extraordinary generosity provided Madison, Wisconsin, with a beautiful new performing arts center designed by [...]

19 06, 2009

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

By |2020-12-29T15:14:45-06:00June 19th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

Jacoby Symphony Hall was built as a new concert hall incorporated into the renovation project of the Jacksonville City Auditorium complex. The new concert hall was inserted within the existing building, replacing the underutilized exhibition hall. Extensive areas of the [...]

19 06, 2009

Tanglewood Music Center – Seiji Ozawa Hall

By |2020-12-29T15:09:22-06:00June 19th, 2009|Amphitheatres, Arts, Concert Halls, Outdoor, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The Boston Symphony Orchestra wanted a 1200-seat concert hall at Tanglewood for several purposes: A rehearsal space for the Tanglewood Music Center student orchestra; a recital space for guest artists and members of the BSO during their summer residency; a [...]

19 06, 2009

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

By |2022-05-11T21:21:12-06:00June 19th, 2009|Arts, Awards, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

Room acoustics, mechanical noise, and audiovisual systems consulting services for the new 1300-seat proscenium theater. The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is located at the center of Virginia Beach's new Town Center and is part of an innovative urban…

19 06, 2009

Royal Festival Hall – Southbank Centre

By |2022-05-11T21:03:59-06:00June 19th, 2009|Arts, Awards, Concert Halls, Projects|

First opened in 1951, Royal Festival Hall was Britain's first major modernist public building and remains the most important architectural creation of its post-war culture. Kirkegaard carried out a comprehensive program of computer and 1:20 physical scale modeling to analyze…

19 06, 2009

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

By |2020-12-29T11:10:13-06:00June 19th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects, Theatres|

Meymandi Concert Hall is a new facility located beside the existing 2,000+ seat multi-purpose Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, North Carolina. The primary purpose of the hall is to serve the North Carolina Symphony as a space for rehearsal as well [...]

19 06, 2009

Portland Center for the Performing Arts

By |2020-12-29T11:09:04-06:00June 19th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The Portland Center for the Performing Arts was built in downtown Portland as part of a successful urban renewal effort. Occupying nearly a city block across from a 1929 movie palace, the project included the renovation of the movie palace [...]

19 06, 2009

Philadelphia Academy of Music

By |2020-12-29T11:05:57-06:00June 19th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

Acoustics design for full range of improvements for the 2,900-seat historic home of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. The project provided backstage improvements, improved seating, a new stage floor, a new orchestra pit, and new audio [...]

19 06, 2009

Peace Center for Performing Arts

By |2010-09-03T15:22:10-06:00June 19th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects, Theatres|

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts consists of two newly constructed, free-standing multi-purpose theaters built on the site of an old textile mill in downtown Greenville, SC. Several mill buildings were renovated as support, administrative, and retail spaces, while [...]

19 06, 2009

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

By |2010-07-16T08:57:03-06:00June 19th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

Although the Ordway Music Theatre, with its rich finishes and its obvious debt to the European opera house resembles many other recent theaters, at the time it was built it was a radical departure from the aesthetic of the 'democratic [...]

19 06, 2009

North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

By |2022-05-11T21:59:25-06:00June 19th, 2009|Arts, Awards, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects, Theatres|

Acoustics design and mechanical systems noise control for this 2,100-seat concert hall/music theatre and 450-seat playhouse within a $300 million mixed-use complex including retail and office spaces. The Belk Theater serves as the primary venue for the Charlotte Symphony, the…

18 06, 2009

LSO St Luke’s, the UBS & LSO Music Education Centre

By |2022-05-12T15:10:02-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Awards, Concert Halls, Projects, Recital Halls, Recording and Broadcasting|

Planning and design services for the adaptive reuse of a ruined 1732 church into a rehearsal, recording, education, and performance space for the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). With only the initial exterior walls, crypt and spire remaining, innovative solutions were…

18 06, 2009

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall

By |2022-05-11T21:41:55-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Projects|

A complete corrective acoustics remodeling program which included reshaping the stage, construction of a new canopy and orchestra risers, installation of permanent reflectors adjacent to the stage, and reconfiguration of the main-floor seating and walls. This $10 million program transformed…

18 06, 2009

Hult Center for the Performing Arts

By |2022-05-12T15:15:25-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

Acoustics consulting services for improvement of symphonic acoustics, and the installation of a reverberation enhancement system for this 2,500-seat hall. The engagement included the design of a new orchestra shell for improved onstage communication and projection to the audience.

18 06, 2009

Holland Performing Arts Center

By |2022-05-11T22:55:42-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

Room acoustics, mechanical systems, and audio systems design for this new 2000-seat multi-use concert hall. The project also incorporates a separate 450-seat chamber music hall that serves as an orchestra rehearsal space, multi-purpose lobby, and renovation of Omaha's Orpheum Theatre,…

18 06, 2009

Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts

By |2022-05-11T22:53:16-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

Comprehensive program of acoustics, audio and noise control recommendations including a new stage and shell design for the home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Remodeling of this original, opulent movie palace was completed in 1972 by acoustician Heinrich Keilholz.

18 06, 2009

Enid-Phillips Symphony Concert Hall

By |2010-09-03T14:27:16-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Projects|

Room acoustics and noise control design for renovation of shuttered Masonic Temple into a 340-seat concert hall, home to the Enid-Phillips Symphony Orchestra. The historic detail of the original structure is supplemented with extensive painted effects mimicking tapestries and luxurious [...]

18 06, 2009

Collin County Center for the Arts

By |2022-05-11T22:49:52-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The Collin County Center for the Arts is an innovative public-private collaboration among the cities of Allen, Frisco, and Plano, Texas - three neighbors north of Dallas. The centrally located phased development aims to create a comprehensive arts and education…

18 06, 2009

Chicago Symphony Center – Orchestra Hall

By |2022-05-11T21:39:04-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Projects|

Design for extensive acoustics, HVAC, and architectural renovation of historic 2,600-seat hall, which included mechanical noise and vibration control, audio/video system design, organ integration, stage reshaping and enlarged acoustic volume. Design for a new annex included the Buntrock Hall rehearsal…

18 06, 2009

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

By |2022-05-11T22:46:53-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

Acoustical Design of this multi-faceted space. The room can be re-configured to adjust from a 900-seat intimate drama theater, to a 1,500-seat lyric theater, to an 1,800+ seat European-style concert hall, to a 1,900-seat arena space. The auditorium physically adapts…

18 06, 2009

Carnegie Hall – Isaac Stern Auditorium

By |2022-05-11T22:42:53-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The legendary quality of Carnegie Hall's acoustics were the result of numerous progressive architectural modifications to the room, including the removal of part of the stage ceiling in a pre-1900 effort to stage opera in the space. Following a 1986…

18 06, 2009

Benedict Music Tent

By |2022-05-11T22:01:29-06:00June 18th, 2009|Amphitheatres, Arts, Concert Halls, Outdoor, Projects|

Master planning, architectural acoustics, audio systems design consulting, and noise control services for a new music tent which replaced the existing pavilion at Aspen Music Festival. The new facility opens to the exterior, consists of 2,050-seats and accommodates multi-purpose performances…

18 06, 2009

Atlanta Symphony Center – Design Study

By |2022-05-11T22:39:56-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Projects|

Built in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, Symphony Center will be a cornerstone of the Woodruff Arts Center's Village of the Arts. Involved with the initial site analysis and evaluation, Kirkegaard has provided programming, room acoustics and mechanical noise control…

17 06, 2009

University of Maryland – Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

By |2022-05-11T22:06:44-06:00June 17th, 2009|Concert Halls, Education, Higher Education, Projects, Recital Halls|

This new performing arts facility functions as a "village" of ten interconnecting buildings that bring together the University’s Music, Theatre, and Dance departments. Major spaces include a 1,200-seat concert hall, 300-seat recital hall, 650-seat proscenium theatre and a 200-seat dance…

17 06, 2009

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

By |2022-05-11T22:05:19-06:00June 17th, 2009|Awards, Concert Halls, Education, Higher Education, Projects, Recital Halls, Theatres|

This effort supported five separate projects: new music building with 300-seat recital hall, 250-seat studio theater, 100-seat recital hall, classrooms, offices, and teaching studios; extensive renovation of 750-seat lyric theatre; renovation of 400-seat drama theatre; conversion of a historic gymnasium…

17 06, 2009

University of Alabama Birmingham – Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center

By |2020-04-08T11:46:24-06:00June 17th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Education, Higher Education, Performing Arts Centers, Projects, Theatres|

The Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center is a new structure built adjacent to the 1960s music building at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. The PAC complements the existing facilities by focusing on performance halls. It includes the 1300-seat Jemison [...]

17 06, 2009

Sydney Conservatorium of Music & Conservatorium High School

By |2020-04-08T11:46:24-06:00June 17th, 2009|Arts, Concert Halls, Education, Higher Education, K-12 Education, Projects, Recital Halls|

At the heart of the 320,000 square foot redevelopment of the Sydney Conservatorium lies Verbrugghen Hall. Originally constructed in 1915 within the central courtyard of a nineteenth-century stables building, Verbrugghen has undergone a thorough acoustical renovation in accordance with heritage [...]

17 06, 2009

Sonoma State University – Green Music Center

By |2022-03-20T14:27:53-06:00June 17th, 2009|Amphitheatres, Concert Halls, Education, Higher Education, Outdoor, Projects|

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 [...]

16 06, 2009

Rice University – Shepherd School of Music

By |2022-03-20T14:18:52-06:00June 16th, 2009|Concert Halls, Education, Higher Education, Projects, Recital Halls|

In 1987 Rice University hired Ricardo Bofill to create a new music building that would draw together their scattered music program under one roof. The resulting grandly-scaled neoclassical building includes a 1000-seat concert hall, a 250-seat recital hall, a black [...]

16 06, 2009

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media And Performing Arts Center At Rensselaer

By |2022-05-11T12:04:03-06:00June 16th, 2009|Awards, Concert Halls, Education, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects, Recording and Broadcasting, Theatres|

Room acoustics, mechanical noise, sound isolation, and infra-structure audio/video systems design for this new state-of-the-art facility. Anchored into a sloping hilltop overlooking the Hudson River, this dynamic venue features a 1,200-seat performance hall; a 400-seat theatre; two studios providing interactive…

16 06, 2009

Pacific Lutheran University – Mary Baker Russell Music Center

By |2022-03-20T14:02:41-06:00June 16th, 2009|Concert Halls, Education, Higher Education, Projects, Recital Halls|

Pacific Lutheran University has excellent choral and instrumental music programs. Historically they had performed in a low-ceilinged, dry auditorium that did little to help their music-making. Teaching and practice facilities also were separated from the performing space. The new Mary [...]

16 06, 2009

Purdue University Fort Wayne – John & Ruth Rhinehart Music Center

By |2022-03-20T13:30:49-06:00June 16th, 2009|Concert Halls, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

This new 112,000 sf music building serves a wide range of university groups, musical ensembles, and community performance events. It houses rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, classrooms, teaching studios and two spectacular performance spaces. The 1600 concert hall has an innovative [...]

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