24 06, 2022

Purchase College (SUNY) – Humanities Building

By |2022-09-30T17:45:27-06:00June 24th, 2022|Arts, LEED Sustainable, Projects, Theatres|

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

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…

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…

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,…

3 02, 2016

Williams College – Chapin Hall

By |2022-05-06T17:41:47-06:00February 3rd, 2016|Education, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

Built in 1910, the Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson designed 1,200-seat concert hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Kirkegaard provided complete design services in acoustic and AV design for the renovation of this magnificent space. The team's…

13 01, 2012

Curtis Institute of Music – Lenfest Hall

By |2022-05-11T11:46:32-06:00January 13th, 2012|Awards, Education, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

When Curtis started exploring possibilities for expanding their facilities to include additional music education spaces and add student residences, they involved Kirkegaard in the assessment of planned uses, feasibility, and cost. The resulting new building, Lenfest Hall, provides an orchestra…

20 04, 2011

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

By |2022-05-06T18:19:50-06:00April 20th, 2011|Awards, Education, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

Northwestern's new Music 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, enabling the Bienen School of Music to consolidate all its programs in one location.…

27 09, 2010

Carnegie Hall Studio Towers

By |2022-09-30T17:16:27-06:00September 27th, 2010|Awards, Commercial, LEED Sustainable, Performing Arts Centers, Projects|

The historic Studio Towers above Carnegie Hall has undergone a full renovation to support the educational missions of the Weill Music Institute and The Academy, which is a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute's…

24 08, 2010

Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Prentice Women’s Hospital

By |2022-05-11T21:01:33-06:00August 24th, 2010|Awards, Commercial, Healthcare, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

Audio and Video systems consulting services for the new construction of 947,500 sq ft. Northwestern Memorial Prentice Women's hospital. Design services included systems for the first and third floors of the building in auditoriums, classrooms, and an administrative conference center.…

23 08, 2010

SC Johnson – Fortaleza Hall and the Commons

By |2022-06-14T11:24:34-06:00August 23rd, 2010|Awards, Commercial, Corporate, LEED Sustainable, Museums, Projects|

Located on the historic campus of S.C. Johnson & Sons, in Racine, WI, Fortaleza Hall commemorates the 1998 expedition to Fortaleza, Brazil, taken by Sam Johnson and his family in a replica Sikorsky S-38 amphibious airplane. The plane was identical…

9 06, 2010

Wellesley College – Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall

By |2022-06-14T23:04:57-06:00June 9th, 2010|Awards, Education, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

Alumnae Hall is the largest assembly space at Wellesley College. The original 1923 beaux arts building by Cram and Ferguson consisted of a 1,300-seat auditorium with a ballroom below, equal in size to the auditorium. Kirkegaard installed a new audio…

16 02, 2010

University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences – Lerner Center

By |2022-05-11T20:51:32-06:00February 16th, 2010|Awards, Education, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

The renovation of Penn's 25,000 sq ft. music building incorporated restoration of a beautiful 1890 Italianate brick building along with a graceful new addition, modern in nature but proportioned and detailed to complement the historic surroundings. The addition houses four…

18 06, 2009

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

By |2022-05-11T21:23:15-06:00June 18th, 2009|Awards, Education, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

Home to a college, museum, library and archive, Chicago's new Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies opened in November 2007 and sponsors programs that run the gamut of Jewish culture. The Institute's new facility, located on Michigan Avenue [immediately adjacent to…

18 06, 2009

Mesirow Financial Corporate Headquarters

By |2022-06-14T11:22:05-06:00June 18th, 2009|Awards, Commercial, Corporate, 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,…

16 06, 2009

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

By |2022-06-16T18:31:52-06:00June 16th, 2009|Arts, Awards, Concert Halls, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, 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

Judson University – Harm A. Weber Academic Center

By |2022-06-14T11:16:44-06:00June 16th, 2009|Academic Building, Awards, Education, Higher Education, LEED Sustainable, Projects|

Room acoustics and noise control consulting services for a new LEED-Gold Certified academic building for Judson University, located 45 miles northwest of Chicago in Elgin, IL. The 88,000 square foot Harm A. Weber Academic Center, completed in 2007, includes library,…

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