project details

Client
EMPAC

Architect
Grimshaw Architects
Davis Brody Bond

Theatre Consultant
Fisher Dachs Associates

Acoustics Consultant
Kirkegaard Associates
Threshold Acoustics

Renderings
Grimshaw Architects

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

Development of unique diffusive treatment inspired by metaphorical trees and the surface of the moon responded to the client's musical goals and the architect's aesthetic vision. Translating strong vision to singular acoustic experience sometimes requires an ability to reach well beyond the boundaries of what has been done before.