30 09, 2022

University of Missouri – St. Louis – Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center

By |2022-09-30T17:55:52-06:00September 30th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). The venue is home to the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall with 1600 seats, the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater with…

29 09, 2022

University of Oregon – MarAbel B. Frohnmayer Music Building

By |2022-09-30T17:56:24-06:00September 29th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Reworking of the facilities for this respected school of music involved light renovation of the existing facilities, including the existing 540-seat Beall Concert Hall, and the addition of two new wings. With its 1920s core added to in the 1550s…

28 09, 2022

University of Virginia – The Hunter Smith Band Building

By |2022-09-30T17:57:10-06:00September 28th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The home for the Cavalier Marching Band is the two-story Hunter Smith Band Building which was named after Carl and Hunter Smith who initially founded the band in 2003 before funding the building in 2009. The building contains a 4,000…

27 09, 2022

Michigan State University – Fairchild Theatre

By |2022-09-30T18:03:20-06:00September 27th, 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…

27 09, 2022

University of Iowa – Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex Turf Room

By |2022-09-30T17:59:57-06:00September 27th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects, Sports & Recreation|

The purpose of the project was a major expansion to an old aging facility that was in heavy use by the University. The project consisted of a 87,000 square-foot addition to including full-size indoor football sized turf room that can…

27 09, 2022

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – James and Susan Moeser Auditorium

By |2022-09-30T18:04:52-06:00September 27th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Hill Hall began as a Carnegie Library, later becoming home to UNC Chapel Hill's music department with an auditorium addition in 1931. This renovation transformed a problematic auditorium into the handsome 455-seat James and Susan Moeser Recital Hall. The project…

27 09, 2022

Whitworth University – Cowles Music Center

By |2022-09-30T18:06:03-06:00September 27th, 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…

26 09, 2022

Central College – Douwstra Auditorium

By |2022-09-30T18:07:01-06:00September 26th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Project Understanding Douwstra Auditorium is a 600+ seat, single balcony auditorium connected to the Central Hall building on the Central College Campus. The venue is used for campus concerts, events and speaking engagements. The primary use of the auditorium for…

26 09, 2022

University of Central Florida – Performing Arts Complex Phase I

By |2022-09-30T18:09:02-06:00September 26th, 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…

26 09, 2022

Yale – Sprague Memorial Hall

By |2022-09-30T18:09:59-06:00September 26th, 2022|Awards, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Comprehensive renovation of turn-of-the-century Sprague Hall, including the creation of new practice rooms, recording facilities, and offices for the Yale School of Music. The renovation of much-loved Morse Recital Hall improved isolation to the exterior and to other spaces in…

26 09, 2022

Haverford College – Music Building

By |2022-09-30T18:12:00-06:00September 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 09, 2022

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Smith Memorial Hall

By |2022-09-30T18:12:49-06:00September 26th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The renovation to Smith Memorial Hall included improvements to the 870 seat Recital Hall the school of music uses for student and faculty solo and ensemble performances. The room features a three-manual Casavant concert organ. Kirkegaard completed an acoustic study…

26 09, 2022

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University

By |2022-09-30T18:13:31-06:00September 26th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Performance Hall is a 1,100-seat proscenium theatre-style venue complete with a multi-configuration stage shell and motorized sound-absorbing drapery to best suit its acoustical characteristics to the performance type. The more intimate Recital Hall with 220 seats also has extensive…

24 06, 2022

University of Missouri – Kansas City – Helen Spencer Theatre

By |2022-09-30T17:41:12-06:00June 24th, 2022|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…

24 06, 2022

Boston Conservatory of Music – 31 Hemenway

By |2022-09-30T17:46:20-06:00June 24th, 2022|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,…

24 06, 2022

DePaul University – The Theatre School

By |2022-09-30T17:48:27-06:00June 24th, 2022|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…

14 06, 2022

Chicago Public Schools – Solorio Academy High School

By |2022-06-14T11:40:45-06:00June 14th, 2022|Awards, Education, K-12 Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

This project is based on an innovative and successful urban high school prototype also designed by Kirkegaard for the Chicago Public School system. Kirkegaard provided Room Acoustics, Mechanical Noise Control and Audiovisual design of the gymnasium/auditorium, multi-purpose/dance room, pool, instrumental/choral…

7 05, 2022

Detroit Public Schools – Samuel C. Mumford High School

By |2022-05-07T22:45:11-06:00May 7th, 2022|Awards, Education, K-12 Education, Projects|

Located in Detroit, Michigan, the new Samuel C. Mumford High School is a LEED Silver Certified state-of-the-art facility. Designed by Hamilton Anderson Associates, with a construction cost of approximately $53 million, the 239,900 square foot building features a bright open…

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…

6 05, 2022

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

By |2022-06-26T19:14:04-06:00May 6th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, 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…

5 05, 2022

Valley City State University Center for the Arts

By |2022-06-02T14:09:36-06:00May 5th, 2022|Education, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

Valley City State University Center for the Arts is a 349-seat Performance Hall and is the primary venue for music performances and for VCSU assemblies and presentations. With a recital screen built into the upstage wall and extensively adjustable curtains…

21 03, 2022

Yale School of Music – Adams Center for Musical Arts

By |2022-09-30T17:12:00-06:00March 21st, 2022|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…

6 01, 2022

Washington University – James M McKelvey, Sr. Hall

By |2022-05-05T13:03:34-06:00January 6th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The building was a final piece of the East End Transformation on the Danforth campus.The program includes faculty offices, research neighborhoods and lab space, along with meeting rooms, study, lounge and collaboration areas for the department. Flexibility was critical in…

6 01, 2022

Emory University – Emory Student Center

By |2022-05-05T13:52:34-06:00January 6th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The goal of the new Emory University Student Campus Life Center in Atlanta, GA completed in April 2019 is to be welcoming to all students, providing inspiring dining, fostering collaboration, embracing large events and meetings, providing a “uniquely Emory” image…

6 01, 2022

Christ Presbyterian Academy – Fine Arts Building

By |2022-05-05T12:26:45-06:00January 6th, 2022|Education, K-12 Education|

The Christ Presbyterian Academy Arts Building includes a new 570-seat multipurpose auditorium, an 1800 square foot flexible Blackbox theatre, and ancillary spaces. The auditorium is primarily designed to support amplified theatre and student assemblies while providing a natural acoustic environment…

6 01, 2022

Stanford University – Laurence Frost Amphitheater

By |2022-05-05T13:54:47-06:00January 6th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Our 2019 renovation revitalized and modernized the 1937 Frost Amphitheater, making it a first class venue for Stanford Live, hosting popular music, the San Francisco Symphony, and everything between. The renovation retained the beautiful green lawn with space for 8,000,…

6 01, 2022

DePaul University – Sasha and Eugene Jarvis Opera Hall

By |2022-05-05T13:39:18-06:00January 6th, 2022|Education, 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…

6 01, 2022

Santa Monica College – The Broad Stage Audio System Replacement

By |2022-05-05T13:30:42-06:00January 6th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage is a 538 seat architectural landmark at Santa Monica College. It is fully loaded with a professionally sized stage where road shows, music, theater, dance, lectures and multimedia performances are presented. Designed by Renzo…

6 01, 2022

UM – Biological Sciences Building & Natural History Museum

By |2022-05-05T14:02:46-06:00January 6th, 2022|Education, Higher Education|

The new Biological Science Building at the University of Michigan is comprised of three, six-story towers connected by two glass atria, serving as home to the Museum of Natural History, planetarium, galleries, research laboratories, educational spaces, offices and classrooms that…

6 01, 2022

Montgomery Bell Academy High School – H. Frank Burkholder Wellness Center

By |2022-05-05T12:22:05-06:00January 6th, 2022|Education, K-12 Education, Sports & Recreation|

The Montgomery Bell Academy new Burkholder Wellness Center features a 1,588-seat Event Center, 21,700 square foot three court Practice Gym, 11,500 square foot Wrestling Gym, and 22 000 square foot Practice Field. The Event Center is designed to function as…

6 01, 2022

University of Michigan – Dance Building

By |2022-05-05T13:18:47-06:00January 6th, 2022|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The dance building has four studios, ranging in size from 2,000 sf to 4,000 sf. The largest is the Dance Performance Studio Theatre, with raked theater seating for 126, control room, performance lighting, projection and theatrical grid. Another is designed…

6 01, 2022

University of Missouri – Sinquefield Music Center

By |2022-05-05T12:51:35-06:00January 6th, 2022|Awards, Education, Higher Education|

The building was designed as part of the Mizzou New Music Initiative which began in 2009 with the intention to position the school as a leading center for the composition and performance of new music. It became clear to the…

6 01, 2022

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

By |2022-05-05T13:41:13-06:00January 6th, 2022|Awards, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

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, 2021

Tanglewood Learning Institute-Linde Center for Music and Learning

By |2022-06-26T18:48:51-06:00December 29th, 2021|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Since 1940 the Boston Symphony Orchestra has offered the Tanglewood Music Center as a summer music academy where talented students can work with professional musicians. As the summer home of the BSO, Tanglewood also draws thousands of music lovers to…

29 12, 2021

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

By |2022-05-06T16:50:36-06:00December 29th, 2021|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Schulich School of Music’s Elizabeth Wirth Building included a three-story shelled space, conditioned but left unfinished. A decade later, McGill Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) found funding to finish out the shelled space as…

7 01, 2020

Northwestern University – Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

By |2022-06-09T13:24:12-06:00January 7th, 2020|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Northwestern University Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts Center new addition and renovation project provides the School of Communication much-needed new spaces for their growing Theatre and Performance Study programs. Located on the Northwestern Arts Circle shared with…

17 05, 2019

New England Conservatory – Student Life, Performance and Academic Center

By |2022-05-06T16:53:06-06:00May 17th, 2019|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Situated directly across the street from historic Jordan Hall, this new facility for NEC includes a 250-seat opera theater, orchestral rehearsal/performance room, and jazz rehearsal and recording space as part of the campus student life complex. The project also includes…

16 05, 2019

Phillips Exeter Academy – Forrestal-Bowld Music Center – Class of 1959 Music Center Addition

By |2022-05-06T17:52:25-06:00May 16th, 2019|Education, K-12 Education, Projects|

The Bowld supports a full symphony orchestra in rehearsal and a full choir, chamber musicians or soloists in performance. With fixed seating for 190 and room for adding loose chairs, the room can accommodate an audience as large as 300.…

26 04, 2019

Central High School – Pool and Auditorium Addition

By |2022-05-06T17:07:08-06:00April 26th, 2019|Education, K-12 Education, Projects|

The Davenport Central High School addition included a new 892-seat multipurpose auditorium and 8-lane, 300-seat pool. The auditorium is designed to be used for drama performances, a wide range of music and choir ensembles, musicals, lectures and presentations. It features…

26 04, 2019

Parkway North High School Music Room Addition and Renovation

By |2022-05-06T16:57:36-06:00April 26th, 2019|Education, K-12 Education, Projects|

Parkway North High School is a premier public school located in the western suburbs of St. Louis with a growing music department. The music department was in real need of updated and more acoustically minded rehearsal and practices spaces. The…

12 07, 2018

DePaul University – Holtschneider Performance Center

By |2022-05-06T16:48:58-06:00July 12th, 2018|Awards, Education, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

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…

12 07, 2018

University of Central Florida – Performing Arts Center

By |2022-06-26T18:58:11-06:00July 12th, 2018|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The new Center for Arts and Education serves as UCF's primary home for the Theater and Music departments. The 82,000 gsf Phase I consists of a pair of buildings flanking a courtyard, providing a full complement of music, theater and…

9 03, 2018

Missouri State University – Ellis Hall

By |2022-10-21T12:05:38-06:00March 9th, 2018|Awards, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

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…

29 08, 2017

Bowie State University – Fine and Performing Arts Center

By |2022-05-07T22:55:03-06:00August 29th, 2017|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The 380-seat main stage theatre provides a multi-purpose environment for musical theatre, dramatic theatre, instrumental and choral music, and dance, and is complete with an orchestra pit platform/stage extension, theatrical lighting and rigging, a multi-position band shell, and motorized acoustics…

22 03, 2017

Michigan State University College of Music – Billman Music Pavilion

By |2022-09-07T13:09:09-06:00March 22nd, 2017|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

For two decades, Kirkegaard worked closely with Bora and the faculty and leadership of Michigan State’s College of Music to work out a comprehensive roadmap for improving their facilities. Their 1940s music building and adjacent 1970s practice room tower both…

27 02, 2017

UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities Building

By |2022-05-06T18:38:56-06:00February 27th, 2017|Awards, Education, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

The first phase of this complex is home to UMBC's 280-seat Proscenium Theatre, 130-seat Black Box Theatre, English departments, as well as the Dresher Center for the Humanities. The second phase of the building houses the university's departments of dance,…

30 06, 2016

University of Southern California – Bovard Auditorium

By |2022-06-14T23:17:59-06:00June 30th, 2016|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Room acoustics and mechanical noise consulting services for the renovation of this historic 1,320-seat campus space. The project was undertaken to substantially improve Bovard's ability to accommodate the full range of today's user groups. Careful restructuring of the existing building…

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