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

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 |2024-02-28T16:37:37-06:00January 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”…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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