6 01, 2022

DePaul University – Sasha and Eugene Jarvis Opera Hall

By |2022-01-06T11:41:42-06:00January 6th, 2022|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects|

Conversion of the existing concert hall into a 160 seat opera rehearsal/performance space and the associated support spaces. Renovation included a Proscenium stage, motorized operable orchestra pit, tiered seating, support spaces, new audio video, new catwalks and improved room acoustics [...]

17 05, 2019

New England Conservatory – Student Life, Performance and Academic Center

By |2020-12-02T12:18:49-06:00May 17th, 2019|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects|

Celebrating its 150th anniversary, NEC opens the doors to its new Student Life and Performance Center. Situated directly across the street from historic Jordan Hall, this new facility for NEC includes a 250-seat opera studio/ black-box theater, orchestra rehearsal/performance room, [...]

12 07, 2018

DePaul University – Holtschneider Performance Center

By |2021-09-29T18:48:23-06:00July 12th, 2018|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects|

DePaul's new facility includes a thorough renovation of the existing 1960 music building for use as administrative offices and teaching studios while the neo-colonial church, currently DePaul's concert hall, becomes an opera house with orchestra pit and raked seating. A [...]

29 08, 2017

Bowie State University – Fine and Performing Arts Center

By |2020-12-29T13:07:20-06:00August 29th, 2017|Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects, Uncategorized|

The Fine and Performing Arts Center boasts performance and rehearsal spaces dedicated to specific uses while providing a high degree of flexibility. Faculty and students alike can reflect on the past, share messages from modern events and explore future art [...]

22 03, 2017

Michigan State University College of Music – Billman Music Pavilion

By |2020-12-29T13:05:25-06:00March 22nd, 2017|Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects|

The College of Music at Michigan State University began exploring options with Kirkegaard in 2007 to improve the acoustics of their existing performance and rehearsal spaces. Acoustical evaluations of Demonstration Hall and Fairchild Theatre were performed, followed by an evaluation [...]

27 02, 2017

UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities Building

By |2020-04-08T11:45:08-06:00February 27th, 2017|Celebrating 40, Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects|

The Performing Arts & Humanities Building, designed and constructed in two phases, houses the 375-seat Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, a 280-seat Proscenium Theatre, and a 130-seat Black Box Theatre. Kirkegaard focused on acoustics, building services noise and vibration [...]

30 06, 2016

University of Southern California – Bovard Auditorium

By |2020-12-29T10:38:11-06:00June 30th, 2016|Celebrating 40, Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects|

Over the last 20 years the Thornton School of Music has repeatedly turned to Kirkegaard for help with their acoustically significant facilities. The first effort was a study (with Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer) for a new music building. When the Thornton [...]

3 02, 2016

Williams College – Chapin Hall

By |2020-12-29T11:49:38-06:00February 3rd, 2016|Commercial, Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

Chapin Hall’s concert hall is the largest gathering space at Williams College, used for graduation and baccalaureate services and as the principal performance space for the department of music and the Berkshire Symphony. This gorgeous building by Cram, Goodhue and [...]

3 02, 2016

Eastern Connecticut State University – The Fine Arts Instructional Center

By |2020-12-29T11:57:42-06:00February 3rd, 2016|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects|

Eastern Connecticut State University Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) in Willimantic, Connecticut is the new home to the Performing Arts Department and Visual Arts Department offering 118,000 square feet of instructional, rehearsal and performance spaces. The jewel of the project [...]

3 02, 2016

University of Michigan – E. V. Moore Building Renovation & Brehm Pavilion

By |2020-12-29T11:59:31-06:00February 3rd, 2016|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects|

The University of Michigan has one of the finest music schools in the United States, housed since 1963 in a landmark Eero Saarinen building. This understated brick modernist structure has long suffered from too-low ceilings and compromised acoustic isolation. In [...]

6 05, 2015

Pittsburg State University – Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

By |2020-12-29T10:58:54-06:00May 6th, 2015|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects|

This clean-lined new facility provides first-class performing venues for Pitt State’s theater, music, and dance programs, while also giving the town of Pittsburg a welcoming performing arts venue for touring artists. The light-filled lobby is particularly beautiful and has two [...]

29 02, 2012

Dickinson College – Rubendall Recital Hall

By |2021-01-04T16:27:47-06:00February 29th, 2012|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects, Recital Halls|

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, [...]

13 01, 2012

Curtis Institute of Music – Lenfest Hall

By |2021-01-04T16:26:28-06:00January 13th, 2012|Celebrating 40, Commercial, Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

Curtis is one of the world’s leading music conservatories and is unique in that it has provided merit-based, tuition-free scholarships to all its exceptionally gifted students since 1928. When Curtis started exploring possibilities for expanding their facilities to include additional [...]

9 01, 2012

Boston Conservatory of Music – 31 Hemenway

By |2021-01-04T16:25:31-06:00January 9th, 2012|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects, Theatres|

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 [...]

4 11, 2011

University of Southern California – Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall

By |2021-01-04T16:22:15-06:00November 4th, 2011|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects|

The Thornton School of Music At University of California has a new rehearsal room. The Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall is sized for full symphony orchestra and accommodates wind ensemble, percussion ensembles, and a variety of smaller groups. The [...]

28 04, 2011

University of Chicago – Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

By |2021-01-04T16:10:55-06:00April 28th, 2011|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects|

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is a unique, interdisciplinary arts beacon–attracting students, artists, faculty and community together to collaborate and celebrate the creative and performing arts. Situated south of the Midway Plaisance at The University of [...]

21 04, 2011

University of Iowa – Hancher Auditorium

By |2021-01-04T16:03:08-06:00April 21st, 2011|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects|

Since 1972, Hancher Auditorium has been a landmark presence in Iowa City, as the largest performance space for the University of Iowa School of Music and as the premier civic performing arts center for southeast Iowa. For decades Hancher presented [...]

20 04, 2011

Northwestern University – Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

By |2021-01-04T16:02:24-06:00April 20th, 2011|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects|

Northwestern’s new Center for the Musical Arts building is located just south of the university’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, near the theater building and art museum. It wraps around Regenstein Hall, a brutalist music building from the 1970s, enabling the Bienen [...]

19 04, 2011

Loyola University – Mundelein Hall

By |2021-01-04T15:47:39-06:00April 19th, 2011|Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects|

Renovation of the existing Mundelein College located at Loyola University. Scope of work includes a 200 seat theater, practice rooms, and ensemble room scene shop. Kirkegaard contribution includes Room Acoustics and Noise Control design. Substantial Completion is scheduled to occur [...]

19 04, 2011

University of Chicago – Saieh Hall for Economics

By |2021-01-04T14:56:35-06:00April 19th, 2011|Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects|

The Saieh Hall for Economics is the new home for the University of Chicago's Department of Economics. The Hall includes over 150,000 gross square feet of lecture and research facilities spread over 4 buildings. The main building is an adaptive [...]

4 09, 2010

Carnegie Hall Studio Towers

By |2020-12-31T09:35:14-06:00September 4th, 2010|Commercial, Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The historic Studio Towers, added to Carnegie Hall during 1894-1897, has undergone a full renovation to support the educational missions of the Weill Music Institute and provide greatly-improved spaces for Carnegie Hall’s backstage, archives, and offices. The newly created Resnick [...]

31 08, 2010

Brown University – Grant / Fulton Recital Hall

By |2020-12-31T09:29:27-06:00August 31st, 2010|Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects, Recital Halls, Recording and Broadcasting|

Situated inside a 100-year old carriage house, Brown’s Grant Recital Hall was transformed into a new state-of-the-art recital / classroom space serving conventional and electronic ensembles. Technical infrastructure accommodates multi-channel playback / surround setups, and adjustable acoustics. The room serves [...]

9 06, 2010

Wellesley College – Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall

By |2020-12-31T08:36:17-06:00June 9th, 2010|Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects|

Alumnae Hall is the largest assembly space at Wellesley College, a Seven Sisters liberal arts college west of Boston. The original 1923 beaux arts building by Cram and Ferguson consisted of a 1,300-seat auditorium with a ballroom below, equal in [...]

16 02, 2010

University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences – Lerner Center

By |2020-12-29T17:10:20-06:00February 16th, 2010|Commercial, Education, Education-old, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Press, Projects|

The renovation of the University of Pennsylvania's music building incorporated the restoration of a beautiful 1890 Italianate brick building along with a graceful new addition, modern in nature but proportioned and detailed to complement the historic surroundings. The addition houses [...]

6 08, 2009

Curtis Institute Of Music – Field Concert Hall

By |2020-12-29T16:45:46-06:00August 6th, 2009|Awards, Celebrating 40, Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects|

Curtis is one of the world’s leading music conservatories and is unique in that it has provided merit-based, tuition-free scholarships to all its exceptionally gifted students since 1928. The origin of Curtis’ facilities began with the 1924 purchase of three [...]

18 06, 2009

University of Louisville – Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

By |2020-04-08T11:46:24-06:00June 18th, 2009|Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Museums, Projects|

Room acoustics, and noise control services for a new 175-seat planetarium and classroom complex at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. The Rauch Planetarium provides a high-tech, multi-media learning venue for the presentation of educational programs supporting astronomy and space science [...]

18 06, 2009

Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

By |2020-04-08T11:46:24-06:00June 18th, 2009|Commercial, Education, Education-old, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

Home to a college, museum, library and archive, Chicago's new Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies opened in November, 2007 and sponsors programs that run the gamet of Jewish culture. The Institute's new facility, located on Michigan Avenue [immediately adjacent to [...]

17 06, 2009

Valparaiso University – Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

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

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.

17 06, 2009

University of Maryland – Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

By |2020-04-08T11:46:24-06:00June 17th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Concert Halls, Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects, Recital Halls|

Situated on the north end of the College Park Campus of the University of Maryland, the 318,000-square-foot Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center functions as a “village” of ten interconnecting buildings that spread across 17 acres, bringing together the University’s School [...]

17 06, 2009

University of Denver – Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts

By |2020-04-08T11:46:24-06:00June 17th, 2009|Celebrating 40, Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects|

The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, located on the University of Denver campus officially opened in the fall of 2002 with the commencement of classes, and the three main performance venues officially opened in spring 2003. [...]

17 06, 2009

University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music

By |2020-04-08T11:46:24-06:00June 17th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Concert Halls, Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects, Recital Halls, Theatres|

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 [...]

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, Education-old, 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, Education-old, 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

Stanford University – The Knoll

By |2020-04-08T11:46:24-06:00June 17th, 2009|Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects, Recording and Broadcasting|

Kirkegaard provided room acoustics, mechanical noise and vibration control, and audio/visual consulting services for the renovation of the historic Knoll at Stanford. The project renovated the home of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and the [...]

17 06, 2009

Sonoma State University – Green Music Center

By |2020-04-08T11:46:24-06:00June 17th, 2009|Amphitheatres, Arts, Concert Halls, Education, Education-old, Featured, 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 [...]

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