The Mountain Laurel Center's new pavilion forms the core of a growing multi-use arts complex, and is a summer performance venue for the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Symphony Orchestras. As the seed project for this mountainside home for the arts, the acoustic design allows for a broad range of performance types, serving a 2,500 seat covered Pavilion and 7,000 lawn seats. The project includes a full stage house capable of supporting staged performance, and a pit for support of musicals and ballet. The 60' tall covered audience chamber allows for acoustics to support symphonic performance, while adjustable acoustic curtains provide control of the natural acoustic response for amplified productions.

Project Details
Audiovisual Systems Design
FTL Happold, Architect, New York, NY
2,500-seat pavilion