As the largest community theatre in Michigan, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre (GRCT) reaches over 90,000 patrons annually. Its School of Theatre Arts offers a full range of acting, dance, and technical theatre classes, as well as a summer camp and [...]
The Jim Fausett Theater is a 482-seat Auditorium with proscenium stage and orchestra pit designed as part of the larger Plaza on Fifth condo/retail project. Acoustics has been a central concern for the Theater from early in design. The site [...]
The Boston Conservatory of Music has a strong program combining music, dance, and musical theatre taught out of several small urban buildings near the heart of Boston. Kirkegaard and the design team transformed their 1940 Hemenway building by inserting a [...]
The new building for The Theatre School at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus provides much-needed performance, rehearsal, instruction and office facilities for this top-ranked conservatory program. The complex includes extensive scenery and costume shops, multimedia computer lab, a lighting laboratory, [...]
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 [...]
Kirkegaard and Ian Simpson Architects selected to renovate historic auditorium
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 [...]
Acoustic and Audio/Video systems design including reverberation enhancement system for this 1100-seat room which serves small scale opera, dance, chamber ensembles, recitals and touring epic drama.
From its 1880’s Chautauqua roots, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has blossomed into a four-acre complex housing one of America’s most successful repertory theatre companies. Kirkegaard provided acoustic design consulting services for the largest of the Festival’s venues, the Allen Elizabethan [...]
Damaged by an electrical fire in 2003, the newly restored Gozo’s Teatru Astra sprang into life just in time for the October 2005 Festival Mediterranea. Built in the 1960s, the theatre now boasts new backstage facilities, a modified stage and [...]
The acoustic renovation of the Tennessee Theatre was integrated into the historic fabric of the building so carefully that most observers would be unaware that any of the work was “acoustical.” The wide oval room was challenging because it produced [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Centre East Theatre is an 848-seat multi-purpose proscenium theater that is part of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. The space is designed to support a wide range of productions including local symphony orchestras, drama productions, musicals, [...]
The Blumenthal/North Carolina Performing Arts Center is an intricate puzzle of a building shoehorned onto a tight downtown site. The PAC shares a city block and some internal circulation with a high-rise office building and a retail atrium. It includes [...]
Acoustics and audio/video design for new arts center including 230-seat recital hall, 300-seat drama theatre, and blackbox theatre/video studio; audio/video design for support facilities including a recording studio and video edit suite.
From 1992 to 1999, Kirkegaard contributed to a comprehensive reworking of the facilities for the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. The first step was the conversion of a 100-year-old gymnasium into the Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, with a choral [...]
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 [...]
EMPAC is a signature work of architecture that brings together four main venues as well as artist-in-residence studios, audiovisual production and post-production suites, student facilities and lab spaces for cross-disciplinary collaboration under one roof. Spaces can be used independently and [...]
The University of Delaware's new $42 million Center for the Arts is a superb new facility serving the needs of the Theater and Music Departments. The building includes a 464-seat proscenium theater with pit and full flytower, 250-seat recital hall, [...]
Room acoustics mechanical noise control and audio/video system design for a new 500-seat proscenium theater, 125-seat black box, radio studios, television studios, graphic arts lab, lecture hall, faculty office, practice rooms and art exhibit space.