Date: 2009 | Owner: Board of Regents | Sq. Footage: 68,400 sf
Services Provided: Full Architectural, Engineering, and Interior Design Services
Gardner Spencer Smith Tench & Jarbeau, P.C. was challenged to create a new image for this performing arts facility including acoustical and aesthetic enhancements for the existing 285-seat Carol A. Carter Recital Hall as well as a new lobby for patron gathering prior to cultural functions. The lobby addition included additional and updated patron toilets as well as ADA access to the upper level of the auditorium.
The renovation and addition followed the precedence of the late modern architectural expression of the existing structure to create a sleek, modern entrance component clearly communicating “welcome.” Rehearsal spaces for general music instruction, band, and opera were totally re-worked with the existing acoustical environments, substantially improving these spaces.