Garrison Theater Renovation & Music Facility
The renovated Garrison Theater was incorporated into a large Music Facility expansion. Additions include a 110-seat variable acoustics recital/rehearsal/lecture hall, music faculty studios, multiple practice rooms and library. An extended forestage and proscenium "cheek walls" were designed to better direct stage sound to both audience and performers. MCH model-tested multiple concepts with laser light substituting for "sound rays" reflecting off mirrored, prospective new wall and ceiling surfaces. Removing both the absorptive finishes and the ceiling while applying dense plaster to the roof underside extended Garrisons reverberation. Arrays of sidewall panels increase diffusion and redirect lateral sound that had previously been simply lost.
700 seat multipurpose Auditorium
110 seat Recital and Choral Rehearsal Hall
Faculty Music Studios and Music Library
Multiple Music Teaching and Practice Rooms
$12M total cost
Architect: BOORA Architects