The renovation to Smith Memorial Hall included improvements to the 870 seat Recital Hall the school of music uses for student and faculty solo and ensemble performances. The room features a three-manual Casavant concert organ. Kirkegaard completed an acoustic study for the room and provided a list of potential acoustic improvements. The final scope related to acoustics included seating replacement, improvement to the HVAC background noise and sound isolation to the adjacent hallways and drawing room. Acoustic consideration and coordination were required for seating selection and flooring choice. It was important that the room acoustics in the Recital Hall remain very similar.
Project Details
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
White & Borgognoni Architects
Bill Conner Associates
870
Urbana
IL