Room acoustics, noise control, and audio/video system design for the home of Chicago's Lyric Opera. While extensive renovation took place backstage, work also included the creation of three large rehearsal halls and practice rooms. Renovation to the 3,600 seat house focused on rebuilding box seating, installing a new audio system, and upgrading the mechanical systems. Careful acoustical design of new seating increased comfort and appearance, while also increasing its energy level and room vibrancy.

Project Details
Audiovisual Systems Design
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Architect, Chicago, IL
Schuler Shook, Theatre Consultant, Chicago, IL
345,000 gsf
3,600-seat theatre
1997 AIA Chicago - Distinguished Building Award, Citation of Merit