Within this 1930 Tudor Revival, a comprehensive renovation provided office & instructional spaces for a variety of programs. Kirkegaard's primary focus was the conversion of a gymnasium into a 250-seat Recital Hall for the Department of Music. The insertion of two wood structures, one for the stage and one for the raked seating, combined with subtle alterations to the gymnasium's walls and ceiling have completely transformed the room. The Recital Hall is used for recordings, lectures, and a wide range of performances. A comprehensive AV system and adjustable acoustic banners allow the room to adjust to different uses. Kirkegaard added virtually silent HVAC, improved isolation to the exterior, and a very high level of isolation between the Recital Hall and a facility for the developmentally disabled immediately below.
Project Details
Audiovisual Systems Design
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
Kliment Halsband Architects, Architect, New York, NY
250-seat recital hall