1 12, 2021

Haverford College – Music Building

By |2023-08-31T15:33:57-06:00December 1st, 2021|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The renovated portion of the music building captures space in the basement and backstage of Marshall Auditorium’s stagehouse, a 1992 addition to the 1907 auditorium in Roberts Hall that continues to be Haverford’s largest space for concerts. The renovation offers…

6 06, 2021

Washington University – James M McKelvey, Sr. Hall

By |2023-04-18T15:22:54-06:00June 6th, 2021|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, 2021

Santa Monica College – The Broad Stage Audio System Replacement

By |2023-04-18T15:27:29-06:00January 6th, 2021|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, 2021

University of Michigan – Dance Building

By |2023-04-18T15:31:16-06:00January 6th, 2021|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Dance Building has four studios of various shapes, ranging in size from 2,000 sf to 4,000 sf. The largest is the Dance Performance Studio Theatre, with 126 fixed theater seats, steeply raked for excellent sightlines, control room, performance lighting,…

29 12, 2020

University of North Texas College of Music Recital and MEIT

By |2023-03-05T13:22:01-06:00December 29th, 2020|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The University of North Texas - College of Music (COM) is one of the largest and most prestigious music education programs in the United States. The Music Building located at the heart of the campus is the creative hub for…

22 03, 2020

Michigan State University College of Music – Billman Music Pavilion

By |2023-04-19T12:35:29-06:00March 22nd, 2020|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…

6 01, 2020

Christ Presbyterian Academy – Fine Arts Building

By |2023-06-20T10:13:41-06:00January 6th, 2020|Education, K-12 Education, Projects|

Christ Presbyterian Academy is a private, coeducational, college-preparatory school for grades preschool through 12 in Nashville, Tennessee. The CPA New Arts Building includes a new 570-seat multipurpose auditorium, an 1800 square foot flexible Blackbox theatre, and ancillary spaces. The auditorium…

6 01, 2020

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

By |2023-04-18T18:49:33-06:00January 6th, 2020|Education, K-12 Education|

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. Other spaces include an 8,500 square foot fitness…

6 01, 2020

University of Missouri – Sinquefield Music Center

By |2023-03-22T14:28:00-06:00January 6th, 2020|Awards, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

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…

26 09, 2019

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Smith Memorial Hall

By |2023-03-05T13:41:09-06:00September 26th, 2019|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The centerpiece of the 1920s Memorial Hall building is the large Recital Hall the school uses for student and faculty solo and ensemble performances. The room was and is still considered ideal for chamber music and loved by organists. The…

26 09, 2019

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University

By |2023-04-18T18:33:40-06:00September 26th, 2019|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

This facility provides accommodations for concerts/productions from community groups, broadway shows, and other professional performance entities, such as the New York Philharmonic that performed for the gala opening weekend, in addition to showcasing performances from the university’s music ensembles and…

6 01, 2019

Emory University – Emory Student Center

By |2023-03-21T11:19:45-06:00January 6th, 2019|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, and providing a “uniquely Emory”…

26 09, 2018

Central College – Douwstra Auditorium

By |2023-03-05T13:50:19-06:00September 26th, 2018|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…

6 01, 2018

DePaul University – Sasha and Eugene Jarvis Opera Hall

By |2023-03-05T13:29:00-06:00January 6th, 2018|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The adaptive reuse of the old chapel retained the lobby, the roof and the four walls of the old concert hall, including sculpted plaster diffusive shapes that Kirkegaard added in a 1990s renovation. Everything else was rebuilt, including a thick…

6 01, 2018

UM – Biological Sciences Building & Natural History Museum

By |2023-04-18T18:36:19-06:00January 6th, 2018|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The new state-of-the art 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…

17 05, 2017

New England Conservatory – Student Life, Performance and Academic Center

By |2023-03-05T13:52:52-06:00May 17th, 2017|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Celebrating its 150th anniversary, NEC opened 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,…

26 04, 2017

Central High School – Pool and Auditorium Addition

By |2023-03-05T14:03:23-06:00April 26th, 2017|Education, K-12 Education, Projects|

The Davenport Central High School addition includes a new 892-seat multipurpose auditorium and an 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.…

26 04, 2017

Parkway North High School Music Room Addition and Renovation

By |2023-03-05T13:57:56-06:00April 26th, 2017|Education, K-12 Education, Projects|

As Phase 1A of a larger renovation that included the entire school, the new construction music wing includes dedicated Choir Rehearsal, Orchestra Rehearsal and Band Rehearsal spaces with gracious ceiling height to provide sufficient acoustic volume for the various ensembles.…

9 03, 2017

Missouri State University – Ellis Hall

By |2023-03-21T10:55:35-06:00March 9th, 2017|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…

7 01, 2017

Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing and Media Arts

By |2023-04-27T07:26:29-06:00January 7th, 2017|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Dedicated to the Master of Fine Arts program, the new 24,000-square-foot facility located on the first and second floors of Abbott Hall, was designed to combine performance and instruction spaces, featuring multi-use black box spaces, a lobby and gallery space,…

27 09, 2016

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

By |2023-03-06T10:55:16-06:00September 27th, 2016|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, 2016

Whitworth University – Cowles Music Center

By |2023-03-06T10:33:37-06:00September 27th, 2016|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Cowles Music Center greatly expanded the music facilities at Whitworth University while renovating the existing building. The 2-story expansion added large rehearsal/performance spaces for choral, instrumental, and percussion along with teaching studios, practice rooms, recording room, classroom, conference spaces,…

16 05, 2016

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

By |2023-03-06T10:56:56-06:00May 16th, 2016|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.…

21 04, 2016

University of Iowa – Hancher Auditorium

By |2023-03-06T10:37:24-06:00April 21st, 2016|Awards, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

For decades, Hancher Auditorium has been both the largest performance space for the University of Iowa and the premier civic performing arts center for southeast Iowa. Over the years, it has presented a varied and ambitious slate of artists, including…

3 02, 2016

Eastern Connecticut State University – The Fine Arts Instructional Center

By |2022-05-06T17:57:16-06:00February 3rd, 2016|Awards, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Center features a Concert Hall / Auditorium, Proscenium Theatre and a Studio Theatre with flexible seating along with large instrumental and choral rehearsal rooms, acting/movement and dance labs, scene and costume shops, a professional art gallery, and various art…

27 09, 2015

Michigan State University – Fairchild Theatre

By |2023-03-07T22:53:30-06:00September 27th, 2015|Education, 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…

24 06, 2015

University of Missouri – Kansas City – Helen Spencer Theatre

By |2023-03-06T11:00:30-06:00June 24th, 2015|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Spencer Theatre is a 500 seat drama theatre in the 1977 Olson PAC, home to the UMKC theatre department and the Kansas City Rep theatre company. This proscenium theatre has a demountable semi-thrust forestage that the users reconfigure for…

20 04, 2015

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

By |2023-03-06T11:07:27-06:00April 20th, 2015|Awards, Education, 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…

3 02, 2015

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

By |2023-03-06T11:04:07-06:00February 3rd, 2015|Awards, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

Programming was key to the success of this project. Kirkegaard established a rationale for improving the existing building by shifting the loudest and most compromised activities into an uncompromised new addition. The rooms that this freed up in the existing…

27 09, 2014

University of Iowa – Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex Turf Room

By |2023-03-06T11:11:45-06:00September 27th, 2014|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

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…

6 05, 2014

Pittsburg State University – Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

By |2023-03-07T22:42:11-06:00May 6th, 2014|Education, 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…

19 04, 2014

University of Chicago – Saieh Hall for Economics

By |2023-03-20T19:24:16-06:00April 19th, 2014|Awards, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Saieh Hall for Economics is the new home for the University of Chicago's Department of Economics, with 150,000 gross square feet of lecture and research facilities across four buildings. The main building is an adaptive reuse of the historic…

27 02, 2014

UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities Building

By |2023-03-06T11:14:52-06:00February 27th, 2014|Awards, Education, 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…

4 11, 2012

University of Southern California – Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall

By |2023-03-07T23:04:31-06:00November 4th, 2012|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Thornton School of Music At University of Southern 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.…

26 09, 2012

University of Central Florida – Performing Arts Complex Phase I

By |2023-03-05T13:07:11-06:00September 26th, 2012|Education, Higher Education, 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…

29 08, 2012

Bowie State University – Fine and Performing Arts Center

By |2023-03-07T23:15:45-06:00August 29th, 2012|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Fine and Performing Arts Center boasts performance and rehearsal spaces dedicated to specific uses while providing a high degree of flexibility that allow faculty and students alike the capabilities to reflect on the past, to share messages from modern…

17 06, 2012

Sonoma State University – Green Music Center

By |2023-03-07T22:31:46-06:00June 17th, 2012|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Donald and Maureen Green Music Center at Sonoma State University features the 1,400-seat Weill Concert Hall, modeled after Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. Both halls have a rear door that opens to the lawn outside providing excellent sound and…

7 05, 2012

Detroit Public Schools – Samuel C. Mumford High School

By |2023-03-07T23:00:31-06:00May 7th, 2012|Awards, Education, K-12 Education, Projects|

Located in Detroit, Michigan, the new Samuel C. Mumford High School is one of the largest construction projects in the Detroit Public Schools’ bond program and accommodates more than 1,500 students. Designed by Hamilton Anderson Associates, with a construction cost…

28 04, 2012

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

By |2023-03-07T23:20:13-06:00April 28th, 2012|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, on the south edge of University of Chicago’s Midway Plaisance, is a beacon for the arts. The 184,000 sf building draws students, faculty, artists and community together to celebrate the creative…

21 03, 2012

Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico – Academic Building

By |2023-03-21T14:04:38-06:00March 21st, 2012|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The second phase of Kirkegaard's new facilities for the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music in historic Miramar is a new building, separated from the renovated building by a new courtyard. The heart of the new building is the 360-seat Sala…

28 09, 2011

University of Virginia – The Hunter Smith Band Building

By |2023-03-07T23:28:09-06:00September 28th, 2011|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…

29 09, 2008

University of Oregon – MarAbel B. Frohnmayer Music Building

By |2023-03-13T12:45:24-06:00September 29th, 2008|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The University of Oregon’s first-rate School of Music was saddled with a confusing, second-rate facility. A 1920s core building - including the beloved 540-seat Beall Concert Hall - had received an undistinguished classroom addition in the 1950s and two further…

16 06, 2008

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media And Performing Arts Center At Rensselaer

By |2023-03-07T23:31:34-06:00June 16th, 2008|Awards, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

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, 2008

Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico – Historic Building

By |2023-03-20T18:55:11-06:00June 16th, 2008|Education, Higher Education, Projects|

For 14 years Kirkegaard has worked with the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico to help the school realize its dream of a new home. From initial programing with the Boston architect Domenech Hicks Krockmalnic, through full design with New…

17 06, 2006

San Francisco Conservatory of Music – Oak Street

By |2023-03-13T11:49:32-06:00June 17th, 2006|Awards, Education, Higher Education, Projects|

The home for the San Francisco Conservatory was inserted into the shell of a historically significant Catholic Boys Club in the Civic Center performing arts district. A substantial eight-story addition, with two of those stories underground, supplemented the original building.…

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