Holt Architects

Holt Architects

Ithaca College - Center for Music

Project

Design of the 69,000 SF Center for Music included 30 sound isolated studios, a 250-seat recital hall designed primarily for solo and chamber music recitals; a large choral rehearsal room; a large instrumental rehearsal room; a recording studio; two recording control rooms; an electro acoustic music suite; a music education resource center which includes a large multipurpose room, an attached observation room, a large storage room and three conference rooms; a bridge connecting Ford Hall directly to the music holds of the Ithaca College Library; a redesign of the Front and West Entrances that eliminated obstructions to the disabled; and a computer classroom.

M/E Role

M/E designed HVAC systems including a new chilled water plant, a smoke evacuation system for the Atrium and a central VAV reheat system designed to comply with noise criteria requirements of NC20 or less in the studios, recording studio and recital hall.

Challenges

Designing systems that comply with noise criteria requirements of NC20 or less in studios, recording studio and recital hall.

Location:
Ithaca, New York