Cleveland Institute of Music – Mixon Hall Expansion
Project Location: Cleveland, OH USA
Client Name: Cleveland Institute of Music
Project Name: Cleveland Institute of Music Expansion
Architect: Charles Young Associates / Westlake Reed Leskosky
Theatre Consultant: Theatre Projects
Project Year: 2007
Project Size: 35,000 sq ft
Project Cost: US $40,000,000
The world-renowned Cleveland Institute of Music selected Akustiks to expand its performance and teaching facilities to better serve its institutional mission. The firm was engaged to develop the acoustical design for a new distance learning center, recording control rooms, percussion studios and general practice rooms. The new centerpiece of the project is the 250-seat Mixon Recital Hall, where the expansive use of glass and rich wood finishes creates a jewel box environment for soloists and small ensembles.
A resplendent marriage of sight and sonics…the hall possesses qualities found in only the best facilities: warmth, clarity and resonance…Sound envelops the ears as if you’re planted in the middle of the performance.
– Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain-Dealer