Auditoriums and Performing Arts

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1+1=3. Describes the Austin, Texas, Waldorf School Performing Arts Center and Athletic Building, which was successfully built on a small site and extremely tight budget. A listing of project participants,... 12/31/2004
2004 Architectural Portfolio: Specialized Facilities. Presents 37 specialized facilities recognized by this competition. The projects include facilities such as alternative education, performing arts, and conference centers, as well as specialized... 10/31/2004
2007 Architectural Portfolio: Main Winners. Profiles the two main winners in this competition, Corvallis High School and The Kaleidoscope Center for the Performing Arts at Pennsylvania's Ursinus College. These projects were selected for... 10/31/2007
2007 Architectural Portfolio: Specialized Facilities. Profiles 33 outstanding new specialized school facilities selected for their innovation, sustainability, security, aesthetics, and life-cycle costs. These include art, performing arts, athletic,... 10/31/2007
A Civic Lesson Describes the expansion process and design of the St. Alcuin Montessori School of Dallas, Texas, which preserved the Montessori educational philosophy while adding a civic scale to the enlarged... 12/31/1996
A Divisible Auditorium/Boulder City, Nevada. Presents specifications and operation of Boulder City's divisible auditorium. The planners designed a wedge-shaped seating area divided first by an audiovisual core bisecting the wide end of the...
A Musical Arrangement. Profiles Minneapolis' MacPhail Center for Music, highlighting its notable modern architecture, and both formal and informal performing spaces. 06/30/2008
A Resonant Ensemble. Profiles the renovation of and addition to Dallas's Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. The restored 1922 high school was enlarged with modern suites that... 12/31/2008
A Sympathetic Addition at a Bargain Price. Profiles an addition to the Benedicta Arts Center in St. Joseph, Minnesota, featuring large windows that illuminate the rehearsal room, dance studios, and below-grade classrooms and offices. 02/22/2007
Acoustic Requirements for a Multi-Purpose Hall. This case study examines the proposed design of a new lecture/recital hall in Centennial Hall at Lynchburg College that will be used for lectures, public events, a film studies course, and musical... 08/31/2002
Acoustical CMU's for Cost-Effective Sound Control. Discusses the use of sound absorbing concrete masonry units (CMU's) in school auditoriums, gymnasiums and cafeterias. 08/31/2003
Acoustical Odyssey. Profiles Sonoma State University's Green Music Center. The building hosts a light-filled shoebox concert hall with outstanding acoustics, a recital hall, classrooms, and rehearsal and practice... 12/31/2010
Acoustical Society of America This site features abstracts or full text papers on topics relating to acoustics in concert halls, auditorium, theaters, and performing arts centers.
Acoustics of Auditoriums in Public Buildings This book elucidates problems related to acoustical quality in halls of public buildings in terms of the current state of the art in architectural acoustics. Acoustical properties of spaces are... 12/31/1993
Acoustics, Sound Amplification, and Electroacoustics. Discusses natural acoustics, traditional amplification, and sophisticated electronic systems that augment the existing natural acoustics of an auditorium to deliver sound that emulates high-quality... 01/31/2009
ADA Design. Describes requirements for existing educational facilities under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and addresses issues such as guidelines for children, wheelchair-accessible and... 02/28/2003
Adapting Historic Architecture for the Arts. Profiles the conversion of 19th-century estate stables into art, historic preservation, and theatre teaching spaces at Salve Regina University. 11/30/2007
An Educational Magnet. Public Involvement Creates a Community Gem The design of a major new school is a rare event in the life of a community. In many places, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Describes how the community and educators in Westbrook, Maine took... 09/30/2011
An Encore for HGA. Profiles an addition to the College of Saint Benedict's Benedicta Arts Center, designed by architects representing the same firm that designed the original building in 1963. The plan and design... 07/31/2007
Architectural Acoustics: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition. Provides design professionals with information on basic concepts, acoustical materials, and technologies for controlling wanted or unwanted sound within and around buildings. The book covers... 12/31/2008
Art and Design Studios. Describes the extensive additions and renovations that the Denver School of the Arts made to the higher education fine arts center that it bought, making it a highly sought-after venue for study.... 06/30/2006
Arts Education Facilities Planner for Grades 9-12. Suggests facilities necessary to conduct instruction in four distinct subject areas: dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts. Discusses common facilities elements, such as sound management, sound... 03/31/2000
Arts Education Facilities Planner. Grades K-8. This reference document for public school facility designers addresses arts education programs and the facilities that support them. Some sections focus on concepts and features common to most or all... 03/31/2000
At Ursinus College, a New Performing-Arts Center Dazzles by Night. Profiles this new higher education performing arts center that features, instead of catwalks, a grid of wire ropes that allows up to 20 students at a time to work with stage lighting. The building... 07/13/2006
Auditorium Acoustics and Architectural Design Within the framework of a thorough discussion of the concerns and principles of good acoustic design, builds on recent research and provides an in-depth analysis of the state-of-the-art acoustic... 12/31/1992