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…

11 05, 2022

New York City Center Renovation and Restoration

By |2022-05-11T12:00:21-06:00May 11th, 2022|Arts, Awards, historic, Projects, Theatres|

New York City Center has been central to the vitality of the performing arts of New York since its first renovation in 1943 when Mayor LaGuardia dedicated it as Manhattan's first performing arts center. Since then it has been providing…

7 05, 2022

SUNY Geneseo – Doty Building Recital Hall

By |2022-05-07T22:39:04-06:00May 7th, 2022|Education, Projects, Recital Halls|

Within this 1930 Tudor Revival, a comprehensive renovation provided office & instructional spaces for a variety of programs. Kirkegaard's primary focus was the conversion of a gymnasium into a 250-seat Recital Hall for the Department of Music. The insertion of…

7 05, 2022

Michigan State University – Fairchild Theatre

By |2022-05-07T22:33:08-06:00May 7th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects, Theatres|

The renovated 550-seat Fairchild Theatre has an enhanced orchestra pit to support opera and musical theatre. With a stage level lift, a generous platform supports a wide range of ensembles. A series of orchestra shell towers infills the expanded proscenium…

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…

5 05, 2022

TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park

By |2022-05-05T13:25:32-06:00May 5th, 2022|Amphitheatres, Civic, Projects|

The new TCU Pavilion offers a huge step forward in the concertgoing experience for performers and audiences alike. Kirkegaard worked with Axis Architecture and Theatre Projects Consultants from the earliest planning stages to work out a comprehensive approach to the…

5 05, 2022

Valley City State University – Fine Arts Building

By |2022-05-05T13:12:47-06:00May 5th, 2022|Education, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

Valley City State University (VCSU) has a small but beautiful campus on the National Register of Historic Places. The new Fine Arts Building is the first significant addition to the campus since the 1960s and houses the Music and Art…

5 05, 2022

University of Central Florida – Performing Arts Complex Phase I

By |2022-05-05T13:08:59-06:00May 5th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The University of Central Florida Performing Arts Complex serves as UCF's primary home for the Theater and Music departments. Phase I includes a full complement of music, theater and dance rehearsal rooms, teaching studios, practice rooms and administrative spaces, and…

12 04, 2022

Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park

By |2022-05-11T21:44:17-06:00April 12th, 2022|Amphitheatres, Arts, Awards, Outdoor, Projects|

Room acoustics, AV systems design, and mechanical noise consulting services for this 7,000-seat outdoor performance space. Overlooking a lake, and nestled within a mature forest, the Pavilion is host to the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra and a popular summer music…

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…

26 03, 2022

KDFC Batishwa Miner Broadcast Center at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

By |2022-05-05T13:21:45-06:00March 26th, 2022|Arts, Projects, Recording and Broadcasting|

High-performance glass walls keep the main broadcast studio quiet while preserving a view across Van Ness Avenue. A production studio and two interview rooms are well isolated from each other and treated to sound as similar as possible, so recordings…

22 03, 2022

Cincinnati Ballet – Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance

By |2022-05-05T13:23:15-06:00March 22nd, 2022|Arts, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The building offers nine dance studios, ranging in size from 1800 sf to 3600 sf including flexible 140 seat performance space along with new administration area. Ballet's size increased by more than 60% compared to their previous building. As the…

6 01, 2022

San Francisco Conservatory of Music – Ute and William K. Bowes, Jr. Center for Performing Arts

By |2022-05-05T13:06:09-06:00January 6th, 2022|Civic, Projects, Recital Halls|

The new Ute and William J. Bowes, Jr. Center for Performing Arts does three critical things for the Conservatory: it provides housing for SFCM students; adds rehearsal and performance spaces; and supports SFCM initiatives in Technology and Applied Composition (TAC)…

28 12, 2021

Center of Creative Arts

By |2022-05-04T18:37:26-06:00December 28th, 2021|Arts, Performing Arts Centers|

To better serve their growing student body, the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) underwent a renovation and expansion. The new building features a state of the art Theatre with orchestra pit while also housing three new Dance Studios to fill the needs of their ever expanding community classes and summer camps. The scope of the renovation of the 1950 Eric Medelsohn B'nai Amoona Synagogue has been created to restore the interior to more closely match the original architecture. Under the high arching roof will be a new flexible Performance Lab with retractable seating for a dance rehearsal and informal presentation/event space. The renovation also transformed the expanded congregation portion of the original sanctuary into two new dance studios. Other features of the project include a new lobby/pre-function space, office, green room and a new scene shop.

13 03, 2018

Yale School of Music – Adams Center for Musical Arts

By |2022-05-06T17:19:43-06:00March 13th, 2018|Education, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

Hendrie Hall was originally built in 1895 for the Law School, and for several decades has been one of several buildings occupied by the School of Music. Kirkegaard has provided acoustics, isolation, noise control, and AV design services for a…

9 03, 2018

Missouri State University – Ellis Hall

By |2022-05-06T17:05:27-06:00March 9th, 2018|Awards, Education, Higher Education, Recital Halls|

The 1959 modernist building has remained mostly untouched since constructed and has long suffered from poor sound isolation and unremarkable, undersized performance spaces. The design team did a comprehensive renovation that included replacing the building mechanical systems and much of…

8 10, 2017

Berwick Hall – Oregon Bach Festival at the University of Oregon

By |2022-05-06T16:54:58-06:00October 8th, 2017|Arts, Projects, Recital Halls|

The venerable Oregon Bach Festival has long presented concerts of Bach, his contemporaries, and modern music that draws inspiration from early and baroque music. OBF rehearsed and performed at various venues around Eugene, relying heavily on the University of Oregon's…

30 08, 2017

Purchase College (SUNY) – Humanities Building

By |2022-05-06T17:39:22-06:00August 30th, 2017|Arts, LEED Sustainable, Projects, Theatres|

The Humanities Building at SUNY Purchase complements the school’s performing arts center by offering students who are not necessarily arts majors an opportunity to gain experience in the arts. Kliment Halsband Architects designed a gut renovation of Venturi & Rauch’s…

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 [...]

3 02, 2016

University of Missouri – Kansas City – Helen Spencer Theatre

By |2022-05-06T17:59:57-06:00February 3rd, 2016|Education, Higher Education, Projects, Theatres|

The Theatre and lobby went through an extensive seven-month renovation that included 5,550 sf of new lobby space at both main and upper level that expanded seating area, restroom capacity and concessions. As part of the project the 585 seats…

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…

29 02, 2012

Dickinson College – Rubendall Recital Hall

By |2021-01-04T16:27:47-06:00February 29th, 2012|Education, 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, [...]

12 01, 2012

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts – Jim Fausett Theater

By |2022-05-11T11:43:59-06:00January 12th, 2012|Arts, Performing Arts Centers, Projects, Theatres|

The acoustic design challenges were a central concern when the project was designed. The wide range of uses required the design of acoustic curtains and banners to reduce reverberation and reflections and offer different acoustic Environments. At the same time,…

9 01, 2012

Boston Conservatory of Music – 31 Hemenway

By |2022-05-11T11:41:47-06:00January 9th, 2012|Education, Higher Education, Projects, Theatres|

Kirkegaard performed initial programming and room acoustic design for an addition to, and extensive renovation of this, one of many, major building of the Boston Conservatory campus. Program included a 325-seat multi-function theatre for dance, opera, musical theater, and theater,…

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 [...]

23 05, 2011

Olivet Nazarene University – Betty and Kenneth Hawkins Centennial Chapel

By |2021-01-04T16:15:21-06:00May 23rd, 2011|Projects, Recording and Broadcasting, Worship|

The new Betty and Kenneth Hawkins Centennial Chapel is ONU’s central gathering space for its student body, faculty and staff. In addition to supporting regular campus events and worship services, it also hosts numerous performances, including high-energy praise bands, orchestra, [...]

28 04, 2011

DePaul University – The Theatre School

By |2022-05-07T22:37:16-06:00April 28th, 2011|Awards, Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects, Theatres|

The 250-seat Watts Theatre is a thrust theater with a stagehouse and a single balcony, protected from the hubbub of this busy building by a structural concrete shell. Actors need no amplification in this intimate space, but a sophisticated audio…

21 04, 2011

San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building – 4th Floor Tenant Improvements

By |2021-01-04T16:09:28-06:00April 21st, 2011|Arts, Civic, News, Projects, Recital Halls|

This renovation focuses on transforming nearly 80-year-old, neoclassical spaces into functional rehearsal, performance and support spaces as well as offices for use by the San Francisco Opera. Kirkegaard design services will encompass room acoustics and sound isolation design as well [...]

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 [...]

4 09, 2010

Carnegie Hall Studio Towers

By |2022-05-06T18:13:53-06:00September 4th, 2010|Awards, Commercial, LEED Sustainable, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The historic Studio Towers above Carnegie Hall has undergone a full renovation to support the educational missions of the Weill Music Institute and The Academy, which is a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute's…

31 08, 2010

Brown University – Grant / Fulton Recital Hall

By |2020-12-31T09:29:27-06:00August 31st, 2010|Education, 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 [...]

27 08, 2010

Bowdoin College – Studzinski Recital Hall

By |2022-05-11T20:55:39-06:00August 27th, 2010|Arts, Awards, Projects, Recital Halls|

Bowdoin's new music facility is a unique adaptive reuse project, converting the 100 year old McKim Meade and White natatorium into a 285-seat concert/recital hall. The building has a narrow rehearsal room shoehorned in behind the stage at the gallery/lobby…

18 06, 2010

Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center for Rockport Music

By |2020-12-31T08:37:34-06:00June 18th, 2010|Arts, Featured, Projects, Recital Halls|

The Rockport Music Festival began performances in their new home in June 2010. Previous performances were held in a gallery space that was limited with a small stage, moderate ventilation, and less than perfect acoustics. Their new space, the Shalin [...]

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 [...]

24 06, 2009

Allen Elizabethan Theatre – Oregon Shakespeare Festival

By |2022-05-11T21:47:28-06:00June 24th, 2009|Amphitheatres, Arts, Outdoor, Projects, Theatres|

Acoustic design consulting services for this Elizabethan outdoor courtyard located in the scenic town of Ashland, Oregon. The stage of the venue is patterned after London's historic Fortune Theater (completed in 1599) and is the second playhouse to stand on…

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