Dimenna Center for Classical Music

Project Location: New York, NY USA

Client Name: Orchestra of Saint Luke’s

Project Name: The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Architect: H3

Theatre Consultant: Auerbach Pollock Friedlander

Project Year: 2011

Project Size: 20,000+ sq.ft.

Project Cost: US $37,000,000

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music is a new, state-of-the-art rehearsal and recording facility for musicians and ensembles centrally located in midtown Manhattan. The facility includes spaces capable of accommodating groups ranging in size from soloist to full orchestras and chorus. Akustiks provided the acoustical and audio/visual design including fully isolated rehearsal and practice rooms that are extensively interconnected with audio and video infrastructure.

Design Awards: The DiMenna Center’s design and construction team has added to its growing list of awards. Over the past four months, we’ve received three new national awards:

  • Contract Magazine Design Awards, Adaptive Reuse Category
  • ENR / Best of 2011, National Culture/Worship Category
  • Interior Design Best of Year Awards, Institutional Category Finalist.

For a full list of The DiMenna Center’s design and construction awards, visit DiMennaCenter.org.

“It’s beautiful, it’s new, it’s state-of-the-art, it’s a home away from home.”
— Renée Fleming

“In many ways, these rooms are an extension of musicians’ instruments.”
—H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture

“Many of these projects were commissioned in the midst of the greatest financial crisis in our lifetimes. These designers persevered and delivered.”
—Contract Magazine


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