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.
Project Details
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
William Rawn Associates, Architect, Boston, MA
Martin Vinik Planning for the Arts, Theatre Consultants, Saugerties, NY
12,000 gsf
190-fixed/300-seat rehearsal hall