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.
Project Details
Audiovisual Systems Design
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
Cannon Design, Chicago, IL, Architect
Schuler Shook, Chicago, IL, Theatre Consultant
21,000 gsf
105-seat Black Box Box, 80-seat Performance space, 20-seat Seminar, 5 Music Practice rooms, Wet and Dry Studios, Computer Classroom