the holland performing arts center, peter kiewit concert hall
omaha, nebraska

Project Team

Architects
HDR Architecture
Ennead Architects

Theatre Consultant
Fisher Dachs Associates

Acoustics Consultant
Kirkegaard Associates (initial work)

Kiewit Hall's first ten years cemented its reputation for world class acoustics, but those same ten years saw a significant increase in its demand as a venue for amplified music, not to mention the Omaha Symphony's increasing collaboration with amplified artists. Building on our knowledge of the room from involvement in its original design, we designed a new audio system that was installed in 2014.

Through a collaborative process with Kiewit's production team and Omaha Performing Arts, we developed a thoughtfully designed 'rider-friendly' system unique to the room's audience geometry and acoustic signature, to critical acclaim and the benefit of the orchestra, touring groups, and patrons alike.