Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Design/Build Construction Contractor
Sullivan & Cozart, Inc.
Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
Original Building Acoustics Consultant
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Robert S. Whitney Hall
A 2,400-seat multi-use venue designed in the early '80s, Whitney Hall has struggled with uneven, sometimes distant acoustics for orchestra while over-reverberance, echoes, and harshness have characterized its amplified events, even following a recent replacement of its audio system. In many cases, the same architectural elements are behind both sets of issues, so a great deal is being accomplished for all users with only a limited number of modifications. New technical and architectural modifications are focusing on subtlety for amplified sound and impact for the orchestra and opera.