Room acoustics, isolation, and mechanical noise control design for this new $208 million complex. The centerpiece of the project is the 2,250-seat multi-purpose Overture Hall, a stunning new room for opera, dance, and musical theater. A unique orchestra shell, incorporating a full symphonic pipe organ, converts the room to a concert hall for the Madison Symphony Orchestra. The 2,000-seat Oscar Mayer Theater, originally a 1920's Rapp & Rapp movie house, was sensitively remade into the 1,200 seat Capitol Theater. The Playhouse is a new 330-seat drama space created in the shell of the Isthmus Theater. The center also includes three rehearsal rooms, a children's theater, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

Project Details
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
Potter Lawson / Flad, Project Architects, Madison WI
Pelli Clarke Pelli, Design Architect, New Haven CT
Theatre Projects Consultants, Theatre Consultant, South Norwalk CT
2250-seat multipurpose hall
2008 American Architecture Awards 2008 Urban Land Institute, Award for Excellence 2004 Project of the Year, Cultural Category, Midwest Construction Magazine