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 [...]

9 02, 2017

Carnegie Hall – Isaac Stern Auditorium AV Shootout

By |2019-09-12T10:26:36-06:00February 9th, 2017|Arts, Celebrating 40, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

23 05, 2011

Olivet Nazarene University – Betty and Kenneth Hawkins Centennial Chapel

By |2021-01-04T16:15:21-06:00May 23rd, 2011|Celebrating 40, 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, [...]

27 08, 2010

Bowdoin College – Studzinski Recital Hall

By |2020-12-31T09:04:39-06:00August 27th, 2010|Arts, Celebrating 40, 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 narrow building has a lobby at one end, a rehearsal room at the other, and the [...]

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 [...]

2 07, 2009

Overture Center for the Arts

By |2020-12-29T15:55:07-06:00July 2nd, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, 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 |2020-12-04T17:23:44-06:00June 24th, 2009|Amphitheatres, Arts, Celebrating 40, Outdoor, Projects, Theatres|

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 [...]

24 06, 2009

Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park

By |2020-12-04T18:13:43-06:00June 24th, 2009|Amphitheatres, Arts, Celebrating 40, Outdoor, Projects|

The Town of Cary, in cooperation with the North Carolina Symphony and the Regency Park office park, had produced a very successful summer music series for many years, attracting an audience that had grown from several hundred initially to many [...]

19 06, 2009

Tanglewood Music Center – Seiji Ozawa Hall

By |2020-12-29T15:09:22-06:00June 19th, 2009|Amphitheatres, Arts, Celebrating 40, 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 |2020-12-29T14:40:14-06:00June 19th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach’s Town Center is the heart of an innovative urban development business district. It has helped defined the new downtown by the addition of a first-rate cultural arts attraction for Virginia [...]

19 06, 2009

Royal Festival Hall – Southbank Centre

By |2020-12-29T11:13:09-06:00June 19th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Concert Halls, Featured, Projects|

Royal Festival Hall was based on an unprecedented design approach at a time when Londoners were still dealing with post World War II rationing. It was intended to be a favorite gathering place for the people of London and beyond, [...]

19 06, 2009

North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

By |2017-01-18T14:43:33-06:00June 19th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects, Theatres|

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 [...]

18 06, 2009

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

By |2017-02-27T16:16:17-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Concert Halls, Projects, Recital Halls, Recording and Broadcasting|

Built in 1732 and repeatedly underpinned and shored up over the course of two centuries, St. Luke's Church on London's Old Street finally succumbed to bad soil conditions in 1959, when the roof and interior structure were removed to prevent [...]

18 06, 2009

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall

By |2019-09-12T10:43:42-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Concert Halls, Projects|

Kirkegaard was engaged to implement an acoustics remodeling program to correct longstanding acoustics challenges in this 2,900-seat concert hall. Interconnected problems created challenging conditions for both musicians and audience. During a pre-engagement assessment of the hall, a San Francisco Symphony [...]

18 06, 2009

Holland Performing Arts Center

By |2019-09-12T10:18:00-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Concert Halls, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

This 2000-seat hall is the home for the Omaha Symphony. The space serves the orchestra’s classical series and pops performances, as well as chamber music and popular events. The narrow shoebox shape of the Peter Kiewit Concert Hall creates an [...]

18 06, 2009

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

By |2016-06-17T10:45:43-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is a new multi-use performing arts venue located northwest of downtown Atlanta, serving Broadway productions, concerts, opera, ballet, family shows, and corporate meetings. The facility is the new home of both the Atlanta Ballet [...]

18 06, 2009

Carnegie Hall – Isaac Stern Auditorium

By |2019-09-12T10:42:31-06:00June 18th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, 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. Generations of performances [...]

18 06, 2009

Benedict Music Tent

By |2016-09-01T13:05:41-06:00June 18th, 2009|Amphitheatres, Arts, Celebrating 40, Concert Halls, Outdoor, Projects|

The Benedict Music Tent is a performance facility at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado. This 2050-seat space was designed primarily for music performance and rehearsal for groups including large symphony orchestra (110+ musicians), orchestra with chorus, chamber orchestra [...]

18 06, 2009

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

By |2017-02-09T15:40:55-06:00June 18th, 2009|Celebrating 40, 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 [...]

18 06, 2009

Mesirow Financial – New Corporate Headquarters

By |2020-03-13T18:04:11-06:00June 18th, 2009|Celebrating 40, Commercial, Corporate, Featured, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

Mesirow Financial’s new 45-story office building contains the firm’s corporate headquarters, filling floors 4 through 17. The elegant architecture is complemented by near-invisible technology infrastructure, linked through an extensive IT network. Each of the building’s conference rooms includes extensive audio, [...]

17 06, 2009

United Theological Seminary – Bigelow Chapel

By |2020-08-27T19:20:32-06:00June 17th, 2009|Celebrating 40, Projects, Worship|

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, chartered by the United Church of Christ as an ecumenical seminary, serves a multi-denominational community with over 300 students. The new 5,300 square feet Bigelow Chapel is located on the eastern edge of [...]

17 06, 2009

Salt Lake Tabernacle

By |2020-08-27T19:23:36-06:00June 17th, 2009|Celebrating 40, Projects, Recording and Broadcasting, Worship|

Room acoustics, noise control, and audio-video systems upgrades were implemented in tandem with needed seismic modifications to the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle, originally built in 1875. The project included renovations of the famous Tabernacle itself and two additions: a new [...]

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 [...]

16 06, 2009

Rice University – Shepherd School of Music

By |2020-04-08T11:46:25-06:00June 16th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Concert Halls, Education, Education-old, 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

Rensselaer Polytechnic – Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

By |2020-04-08T11:46:25-06:00June 16th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Concert Halls, Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Performing Arts Centers, Projects, Recording and Broadcasting, Theatres|

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 [...]

16 06, 2009

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

By |2020-04-08T11:46:58-06:00June 16th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Commercial, Education, Education-old, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects, Recital Halls|

Since the early ’90s, Indiana University (IU) has repeatedly called upon Kirkegaard to oversee the acoustics design of expanded facilities for the Jacobs School of Music, which prides itself as one of largest and most prestigious music schools in the [...]

16 06, 2009

Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico

By |2020-04-08T11:46:59-06:00June 16th, 2009|Celebrating 40, Education, Education-old, Featured, Higher Education, Projects|

For 14 years Kirkegaard has worked with the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico and its indefatigable Chancellor, Maria del Carmen Gil, to help the school realize its dream of a new home. From initial programing with the Boston architect [...]

8 06, 2009

Andrews University – Howard Performing Arts Center

By |2020-04-08T11:46:59-06:00June 8th, 2009|Arts, Celebrating 40, Concert Halls, Education, Education-old, Higher Education, Projects|

A generous donation was the impetus for the Howard Performing Arts Center at Andrews University. When dreams inevitably outstripped the budget, Kirkegaard worked with the client to develop strategies for maximizing what their dollars could buy. The client chose to [...]

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