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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…

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…

Williams College – Chapin Hall

Built in 1910, the Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson designed 1200-seat concert hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Kirkegaard Associates provided complete design services in acoustic and AV design for the renovation of this magnificent space. The…

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…

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…

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 are a characteristic gesture of the original acoustician, Paul Veneklasen, and more…

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…

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 Veracruz – Tlaqná Concert Hall

Kirkegaard Associates designed the acoustics of a 1,500-seat concert hall for the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, the oldest continuous orchestra in Mexico, comprised of 100 musicians from across the globe. This new home for the orchestra is located on the campus…

DePaul University – Lincoln Park Theatre Building

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

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

The new 184,000 sf Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is a catalyst for creativity, using innovative design to foster inter-disciplinary communication and artistic experimentation. The tower offers unparalleled views of Chicago and Lake Michigan, while public spaces…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 for multipurpose use. Local arts groups will use the space for a variety of program types, including Broadway performances, jazz and chamber music concerts, dance,…

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…

Virtua Health Voorhees Hospital

The new Virtua Health Voorhees Hospital is a 368-bed, 680,000 sq. ft. regional medical center that provides specialized, high-level care in a family centered atmosphere. The building design was based around the 3 unique entrances to the hospital including main…

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,…

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…

Queen Elisabeth Hall

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

Carnegie Hall – Studio Towers Renovation Project

The historic Studio Towers above Carnegie Hall have undergone a full renovation to support the educational missions of the Weill Music Institute and The Academy, which is a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute’s…

Temple Beth Elohim

This new synagogue features an intimate 400-seat sanctuary which expands to accommodate up to 1100 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 Tampa – Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values

Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values is a new landmark on the University of Tampa campus. The dramatic architecture of the Chapel, by TVS Design, Atlanta, combines wood, glass and stone to create a warm but strikingly modern…

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,…

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,…

Boston Conservatory of Music – The Hemenway Project

A four story addition to Boston Conservatory’s 1940’s Hemenway Building, along with a thorough renovation, has transformed the facility. The addition creates four large rehearsal spaces for dance, theater, and music, and a lobby for the 325 seat theater, while…