Kirkegaard has worked with William Rawn Associates on two additions to the 1950s music building at Phillips Exeter Academy. The first addition, opening in 1996, included a gracious rehearsal room for orchestra and band as well as practice rooms and teaching studios. This new addition includes more practice and teaching spaces but has at its heart a soaring new rehearsal room that can accommodate a full symphony orchestra. A fixed bank of 190 seats allows audiences to listen to orchestral rehearsals or concerts With the addition of loose chairs, the room can accommodate an audience of 300 for recitals.
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
William Rawn Associates, Architect, Boston, MA
Martin Vinik Planning for the Arts, Theatre Consultants, Saugerties, NY
190-fixed/300-seat rehearsal hall