Northwestern University Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts Center new addition and renovation project provides the School of Communication much-needed new spaces for their growing Theatre and Performance Study programs. Located on the Northwestern Arts Circle shared with Ryan Center for Musical Arts and Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, the new Wirtz addition includes 2 large Black Box Instructional spaces that can double as performance venues. The renovated portion includes 3 medium sized Black Box Instructional rooms, two conference/seminar rooms, design studio, computer lab, music and coaching rooms, and expanded restrooms. Kirkegaard provided room acoustics, sound isolation, mechanical noise control, and AV/Multimedia systems consulting services for the project.
Audiovisual Systems Design
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Cannon Design, Chicago, IL, Architect
Schuler Shook, Chicago, IL, Theatre Consultant
105-seat Black Box Box, 80-seat Performance space, 20-seat Seminar, 5 Music Practice rooms, Wet and Dry Studios, Computer Classroom