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Berwick Hall – Oregon Bach Festival at the University of Oregon

The venerable Oregon Bach Festival has long presented concerts of Bach, his contemporaries, and modern music that draws inspiration from early and baroque music. OBF rehearsed and performed at various venues around Eugene, relying heavily on the University of Oregon’s…

Missouri State University – Ellis Hall Renovation

Missouri State University Ellis Hall is a handsome 1957 modernist, music building that has long suffered from poor sound isolation and unremarkable, undersized performance spaces. Kirkegaard worked closely with Patterhn Ives on a comprehensive renovation that included replacing the building…

DePaul University – Holtschneider Performance Center

DePaul’s new facility includes a thorough renovation of the existing 1960 music building for use as administrative offices and teaching studios while the neo-colonial church, currently DePaul’s concert hall, becomes an opera house with orchestra pit and raked seating. A…

Yale School of Music – Adams Center for Musical Arts

The Adams Center for the Musical Arts provides the teaching, practice, and rehearsal facilities that the Yale School of Music needed to carry their program into the future. The new building at the heart of the Adams Center links two…

Eastern Connecticut State University Fine Arts Instructional Center

Eastern Connecticut State University Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) in Willimantic, Connecticut is the new home to the Performing Arts Department and Visual Arts Department offering 118,000 square feet of instructional, rehearsal and performance spaces. The jewel of the project…

Queen Elizabeth Hall – Koningin Elisabethzaal Antwerpen

In January of 2010, the Joint Venture Team of Ian Simpson Architects, Kirkegaard Associates, and Bureau Bouwtechniek was awarded this project after competing and winning the international architectural competition for the redesign Queen Elizabeth Hall in Antwerp, Belgium. The new…

Carnegie Hall – Studio Towers Renovation Project

The historic Studio Towers, added to Carnegie Hall during 1894-1897, has undergone a full renovation to support the educational missions of the Weill Music Institute and provide greatly-improved spaces for Carnegie Hall’s backstage, archives, and offices. The newly created Resnick…

Pittsburg State University Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

This clean-lined new facility provides first class performing venues for Pitt State’s theater, music, and dance programs, while also giving the town of Pittsburg a welcoming performing arts venue for touring artists. The light-filled lobby is particularly beautiful and has…

University of Iowa – Hancher Auditorium

Since 1972, Hancher Auditorium has been a landmark presence in Iowa City, as the largest performance space for the University of Iowa School of Music and as the premier civic performing arts center for southeast Iowa. For decades Hancher presented…

DePaul University – Lincoln Park Theatre Building

The new building for The Theatre School at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus provides much-needed performance, rehearsal, instruction and office facilities for this top-ranked conservatory program. The complex includes extensive scenery and costume shops, multimedia computer lab, a lighting laboratory,…

Northwestern University – Patrick & Shirley Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Northwestern’s new Center for the Musical Arts building is located just south of the university’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, near the theater building and art museum. It wraps around Regenstein Hall, a brutalist music building from the 1970s, enabling the Bienen…

New Orleans Jazz Market

The New Orleans Jazz Market was created specifically for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO). Its Artistic Director wanted a building that served not only as a performance space for NOJO and other jazz artists but also as an educational…

University of Michigan E. V. Moore Building Renovation & Brehm Pavilion

The University of Michigan has one of the finest music schools in the United States, housed since 1963 in a landmark Eero Saarinen building. This understated brick modernist structure has long suffered from too-low ceilings and compromised acoustic isolation. In…

University of Missouri – Kansas City – Helen Spencer Theatre

The Spencer Theatre is a 500 seat drama theatre in the 1977 Olson PAC, home to the UMKC theatre department and the Kansas City Rep theatre company. This proscenium theatre has a demountable semi-thrust forestage that the users reconfigure for…

University of Chicago – Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is a unique, interdisciplinary arts beacon–attracting students, artists, faculty and community together to collaborate and celebrate the creative and performing arts. Situated south of the Midway Plaisance at The University of…

Curtis Institute of Music – Lenfest Hall

Curtis is one of the world’s leading music conservatories and is unique in that it has provided merit-based, tuition-free scholarships to all its exceptionally gifted students since 1928. When Curtis started exploring possibilities for expanding their facilities to include additional…

Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico

For 14 years Kirkegaard Associates has worked with the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico and its indefatigable Chancellor, Maria del Carmen Gil, to help the school realize its dream of a new home. From initial programing with the Boston…

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts – Jim Fausett Theater

The Jim Fausett Theater is a 482-seat Auditorium with proscenium stage and orchestra pit designed as part of the larger Plaza on Fifth condo/retail project. Acoustics has been a central concern for the Theater from early in design. The site…

Boston Conservatory of Music – The Hemenway Project

The Boston Conservatory of Music has a strong program combining music, dance, and musical theatre taught out of several small urban buildings near the heart of Boston. Kirkegaard Associates and the design team transformed their 1940 Hemenway building by inserting…

Des Moines Civic Center

The Des Moines Civic Center is a unique multi-purpose performing arts hall with 2,800 seats on one strongly raked level. The inward-leaning curved pylons of the side walls, a characteristic gesture of the original acoustician, Paul Veneklasen, dominate the hall’s…

Dickinson College – Rubendall Recital Hall

Rubendall Recital Hall is a 250-seat room shoehorned into Dickinson College’s century old structure. First renovated from a gymnasium building in 1981, the Weiss Center for the Arts’ latest transformation features a highly flexible interior, lightweight recital screen, fabric ceiling,…

Hamer Hall – Southbank Arts Precinct

The renovation of Hamer Hall provided improved acoustics for both musicians and audience, and cutting-edge staging systems and rigging capability. Key features include new sidewalls at the stage and audience chamber, and a stage canopy that can be configured for…

Mesirow Financial – New Corporate Headquarters

Mesirow Financial’s new 45-story office building contains the firm’s corporate headquarters, filling floors 4 through 17. The elegant architecture is complemented by near-invisible technology infrastructure, linked through an extensive IT network. Each of the building’s conference rooms include extensive audio,…

Rensselaer Polytechnic – Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

EMPAC is a signature work of architecture that brings together four main venues as well as artist-in-residence studios, audiovisual production and post-production suites, student facilities and lab spaces for cross-disciplinary collaboration under one roof. Spaces can be used independently and…

Royal Festival Hall – Southbank Centre

Royal Festival Hall was based on an unprecedented design approach at a time when Londoners were still dealing with post World War II rationing. It was intended to be a favorite gathering place for the people of London and beyond,…

Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center for Rockport Music

The Rockport Music Festival began performances in their new home in June, 2010. Previous performances were held in a gallery space that was limited with a small stage, moderate ventilation, and less than perfect acoustics. Their new space, the Shalin…

Sonoma State University – Green Music Center

The Donald and Maureen Green Music Center at Sonoma State University features the 1,400-seat Weill Concert Hall with a rear door that opens to the lawn outside providing excellent sound and spectacular views to an additional 3,000 people. This indoor/outdoor…

State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase Humanities Building

The Humanities Building at SUNY Purchase complements the school’s performing arts center by offering students who are not arts majors an opportunity to gain performance and production experience. Kliment Halsband Architects undertook a gut renovation of Venturi & Rauch’s 1973…

Temple Beth Elohim

This new synagogue features an intimate 400-seat sanctuary which expands to accommodate up to 1,100 during High Holy Days. Situated on a wooded hillside in Wellesley, the design uses an extensive curtain wall system to visually connect the congregation with…

University of Chicago – Saieh Hall for Economics

The Saieh Hall for Economics is the new home for the University of Chicago’s Department of Economics. The Hall includes over 150,000 gross square feet of lecture and research facilities spread over 4 buildings. The main building is an adaptive…