The Brehm Pavilion addition to UM’s music building contains the state-of-the-art Brehm Technology Suite, an invaluable resource for all School of Music, Theatre & Dance students and for Performing Arts Technology majors in particular. The Tech Suite includes the Chip Davis Technology Studio, experimental Music Technology Lab, multi-media Edit Rooms, a sophisticated Control Room fit out with the industry’s leading technologies, and a Workshop for prototyping and constructing devices. The 3,500 SF facilities are remarkably quiet and fully isolated acoustically, even with a large percussion suite directly above.
The Davis Tech Studio is a technology-rich, acoustically neutral space that supports teaching, rehearsal, performance, recording and research, focusing on the intersection of technology and the performing arts. Its extensive audio-video infrastructure allows great flexibility in routing content to loudspeakers, microphones, video cameras, video projectors, and other equipment as needed. The Control Room is linked to the Tech Studio for audio recording and playback of complex soundscapes. Surround-sound monitors can be synchronized to a large video display. The Control Room can also record events in the music rehearsal rooms in the Brehm Pavilion.

Project Details
Integrated Design Solutions, Architect of Record, Troy, MI
Ennead, Design Architect, New York, NY
3,500 gsf
$1.5 millions
Ann Arbor