10 03, 2024

Colby College – Loudspeaker Design in a Highly Reflective Space

By |2024-03-10T15:42:29-06:00March 10th, 2024|Arts, Blog, News|

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Colby Newly Opened to the Public! The Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts is the largest building at Colby College dedicated to [...]

22 01, 2024

Colby College – Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Colby

By |2024-02-09T13:48:58-06:00January 22nd, 2024|Arts, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The Forum is the main spine connecting the main venues, and it is used as the center hub for encounter, interaction, receptions, and informal performances. The high-volume Performance Hall has a beautiful, versatile acoustic character. Motorized curtains concealed behind the…

18 04, 2023

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

By |2023-04-18T14:31:45-06:00April 18th, 2023|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…

7 01, 2023

TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park

By |2024-02-14T12:52:36-06:00January 7th, 2023|Amphitheatres, Arts, Projects|

The new TCU Pavilion offers a huge step forward in the concert going 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…

6 01, 2023

Stanford University – Laurence Frost Amphitheater

By |2024-02-16T13:41:46-06:00January 6th, 2023|Amphitheatres, Arts, Projects|

The renovation retained the beautiful green lawn with space for 8,000, surrounded by a berm crowned with trees, but added tunnels for pedestrian access to the lawn and vehicular access to the stage. The bare performance platform became a new…

24 06, 2022

Purchase College (SUNY) – Humanities Building

By |2023-02-18T17:04:57-06:00June 24th, 2022|Arts, Projects, Theatres|

The Humanities Building at SUNY Purchase complements the school’s performing arts center by offering students who are not arts majors an opportunity to gain performance and production experience. Kliment Halsband Architects undertook a gut renovation of Venturi & Rauch’s 1973…

24 06, 2022

DePaul University – The Theatre School

By |2023-02-20T09:38:12-06:00June 24th, 2022|Arts, Awards, Projects, Recording and Broadcasting|

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…

5 05, 2022

Valley City State University Center for the Arts

By |2023-09-26T17:52:37-06:00May 5th, 2022|Arts, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The new Valley City State University (VCSU) Center for the Arts is the creative hub of the campus, a space for fostering creative expression and experiential hands-on learning – in music and the visual arts – for the students of…

26 03, 2022

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

By |2023-04-18T16:33:03-06:00March 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…

6 01, 2022

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

By |2023-02-18T15:19:58-06:00January 6th, 2022|Arts, Projects, Recital Halls|

The Bowes Center sits on Van Ness Avenue with a view to City Hall’s dome from the 11th floor Barbro Osher Recital Hall. With its inherent flexibility, this beautiful room can be an event space or accommodate audiences of up…

29 12, 2021

McGill University – Schulich School of Music – Music Multimedia Room Renovation

By |2024-03-04T13:19:20-06:00December 29th, 2021|Arts, Projects, Recording and Broadcasting|

The MMR is a unique space, used for CIRMMT’s ground-breaking research in ensemble communication as well as rehearsals, performances and recordings. For this challenging range of uses, we created a neutral, highly flexible acoustic environment. The walls of the room…

6 01, 2020

Berry College – Betty Anne Rouse Bell Recital Hall at Ford Auditorium

By |2023-03-13T10:57:58-06:00January 6th, 2020|Arts, Awards, Projects, Recital Halls|

The Betty Anne Rouse Bell Recital Hall is a 366-seat performance space for Berry College and its School of Music. This renovation of the 1928 Ford Auditorium transformed a worn and acoustically problematic room both visually and functionally and made…

29 12, 2019

Tanglewood – Linde Center for Music and Learning

By |2023-03-13T11:04:48-06:00December 29th, 2019|Arts, Projects, Recital Halls|

The Linde Center for Music and Learning was conceived as a complement to the huge Koussevitzky Music Shed and intimate Seiji Ozawa Concert Hall, which seats 1,100 patrons within the hall, plus 1,000 on the lawn beyond the operable rear…

12 07, 2018

DePaul University – Holtschneider Performance Center

By |2023-03-13T11:37:57-06:00July 12th, 2018|Arts, Awards, Projects, Recital Halls|

This transformative project finally gives DePaul's School of Music a facility that matches the quality of its faculty and students. The first phase is the Holtschneider Performance Center, a new 144,000 gsf music building with a unique 505-seat concert hall…

6 05, 2018

Spring Valley Academy Fritzsche Center for Worship & the Performing Arts

By |2023-02-27T14:27:24-06:00May 6th, 2018|Arts, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The Fritzsche Center is an addition with auditorium, toilets and lobby. A future phase may add rehearsal and practice spaces. The auditorium is designed for regular worship, assembly, and all kinds of performances: concert band, chorus, jazz band, solos, dance,…

8 10, 2017

Berwick Hall – Oregon Bach Festival at the University of Oregon

By |2023-02-18T17:00:07-06:00October 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. For years, OBF rehearsed and performed at various venues around Eugene, relying heavily on the University…

21 03, 2017

Yale School of Music – Adams Center for Musical Arts

By |2023-03-06T10:31:49-06:00March 21st, 2017|Arts, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The Adams Center for the Musical Arts provides the teaching, practice, and rehearsal facilities that the Yale School of Music needed to carry their program into the future. The new building at the heart of the Adams Center links two…

25 01, 2017

Otto M. Budig Theater – Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Theatre

By |2023-02-27T13:28:19-06:00January 25th, 2017|Arts, Projects, Theatres|

For years Cincinnati Shakespeare presented wonderful productions and built a loyal audience in a tiny storefront theater. In 2017 they finally moved into a new theater that matches the quality of their work and presents it without compromise. Designed by…

24 06, 2016

Queen Elisabeth Hall – Koningin Elisabethzaal Antwerpen

By |2023-02-15T08:56:07-06:00June 24th, 2016|Arts, Awards, Concert Halls, Projects|

Elisabeth Hall Antwerp brings a new world-class concert hall and conference space to life within the shell of an existing historically significant building. This new concert venue seats 1,900 in a flexible music, theatre and lecture space serving the KMDA…

6 05, 2016

UM – The Brehm Technology Innovation Suite & Chip Davis Technology Studio

By |2023-03-06T10:39:59-06:00May 6th, 2016|Arts, Projects, Recording and Broadcasting|

The Brehm Pavilion addition to UM’s music building contains the state-of-the-art Brehm Technology Suite, an invaluable resource for all School of Music, Theatre & Dance students and for Performing Arts Technology majors in particular. The Tech Suite includes the Chip…

21 04, 2015

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

By |2023-02-27T14:58:44-06:00April 21st, 2015|Arts, Projects, Recital Halls|

This renovation focused on transforming a 35,000 gsf Designated City Landmark into functional rehearsal, performance, support, and office spaces for the San Francisco Opera. Kirkegaard's design services encompass room acoustics, sound isolation design, and mechanical noise and vibration control consulting…

28 09, 2013

University of Veracruz – Tlaqná Concert Hall

By |2023-02-15T09:43:28-06:00September 28th, 2013|Arts, Concert Halls, 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…

16 08, 2012

Southbank Arts Precinct – Hamer Hall

By |2023-02-15T09:49:56-06:00August 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…

25 06, 2011

New York City Center Renovation and Restoration

By |2023-02-20T16:29:02-06:00June 25th, 2011|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…

18 06, 2009

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

By |2023-02-27T14:42:17-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Museums, Projects|

Room acoustics, mechanical noise, and audio-video systems consulting services for this new 64,000 gsf facility. The building features a 270-seat lecture hall, library, computer center, meeting rooms, and presentation spaces. At the heart of the museum is an immersive multimedia…

16 06, 2007

Purdue University Fort Wayne – John & Ruth Rhinehart Music Center

By |2023-02-15T19:24:38-06:00June 16th, 2007|Arts, Concert Halls, Projects|

The Rhinehart Music Center serves a wide range of university groups, musical ensembles, and community performance events, including a community band and youth orchestra. It offers large rehearsal rooms for band and chorus, recording room, practice rooms, classrooms, teaching studios…

18 06, 2006

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA)

By |2023-02-27T13:06:02-06:00June 18th, 2006|Arts, Museums, Projects|

The Overture Center for the Arts transformed a city block of downtown Madison, renovating a historic Rapp & Rapp theater into a 1,200-seat multi-purpose theater, adding a new 2,250-seat theater for symphony, opera, and musical theater, creating a new 330-seat…

21 03, 2003

Emory University – The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

By |2023-03-21T11:27:03-06:00March 21st, 2003|Arts, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center at Emory University is where teaching, learning, and performance merge on campus, providing a vital arts presence and space for engagement with the broader community. The facility includes an 820-seat concert hall with recording…

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