Acoustics and functional design of semi-enclosed rehearsal facilities on the Opera's 'Ranch', including 'green' vocal coaching studios. The studios utilize thick adobe walls, shaded glass, and wooden wall systems for isolation and interior acoustics. An underground labyrinth provides cooling air to comfort condition singers during the summer months of the Santa Fe season. The labyrinth materials were carefully selected to assure sound isolation without impeding the energy transfer for cooling.
Project Details
Audiovisual Systems Design
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
MAD l Matiz Architecture and Design, Architect, New York, NY
Schuler Shook, Theatre Consultant, Chicago, IL
Additions: 32,500 gsf, Renovations: 39,000 gsf
2,128 seats
Santa Fe