Reworking of the facilities for this respected school of music involved light renovation of the existing facilities, including the existing 540-seat Beall Concert Hall, and the addition of two new wings. With its 1920s core added to in the 1550s and 1970s, the existing facility suffered from a confusing circulation pattern and compromised acoustic performance. The new additions rationalize circulation and provide new teaching studios and classrooms, plus needed rehearsal and practice spaces for the jazz, percussion, and orchestra programs. The design includes innovative use of HVAC systems to create an unusually "green" facility.
Project Details
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Sound Isolation
Bora Architects, Architect, Portland, OR
30,000 gsf
540-seat Beall Concert Hall; large rehearsal room; jazz & percussion wing; teaching studios; classrooms & practice rooms