PROGRAM: 74,000 sf
CLIENT: GOSHEN COLLEGE
The Music Center incorporates a 900-seat Concert Hall, a 200-seat Organ/ Recital Hall, Instrumental Rehearsal/Teaching Hall, Choral Rehearsal/Teaching Hall and an Art Gallery into a building which serves as the teaching space for the Music Department of Goshen College. The Rieth Organ/Recital Hall is a multi-functional space with seating that is moveable and can be rearranged. Recitals take place upon a stage at one side, while organ performances are viewed from the opposite end of the room. This space also features a viewing balcony, allowing for a raised position for the pipe organ, enhancing the quality of the organ’s sound. The Sauder Concert Hall accommodates primarily instrumental and choral performances and features a wraparound balcony at the rear and sides of the state. This balcony also serves as a choral loft adjacent to the stage area. Acoustical elements adjust to suit activities planned for each space. The Music Center also includes 25 additional spaces for teaching and practicing.
The curvilinear lobby connects all the primary building spaces including the courtyard. This central space is an important design element and is symbolic to the Mennonite faith, respecting the members of whom founded Goshen College.
This project was design in association with Schmidt Associates; acoustics by the Talaske Group.