Berklee Renovations

Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA 

Berklee College of Music is a world-renowned educator and incubator of musicians, whose learning spaces often serve performance and recording.  Renovations to various recital and recording spaces are essential to keeping up with leading-edge technologies.

The Berk Recital Hall renovation included rotating the orientation, quieting the HVAC, integrating proper finish treatments for a vast variety of performance & recording possibilities, and tucking the sound system into a “found” proscenium.

The Music Synthesis Lab maintained the glorious wood paneling and plaster ceiling articulations while integrating the thick sound absorptive treatments needed for use as the College's primary music-synthesis “lab” and recital space.

Studio L3 required creative design and great attention to detail to squeeze all functionality into a tiny space that would be the start of all tours for prospective Berklee students.

A row of offices were converted into Recital Hall 1W, with nearly continous usage.

Architect:  HMFH Architects, Cambridge, MA

Acoustical consulting provided as a Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Sudbury, MA, project, K. Anthony Hoover, FASA, Principal Consultant.