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Case Study: Designing a Flexible, World-Class Performance Venue for California’s First School of Music

UCLA LaniHall 1 New Theater Side View 300x200Summary of the Project

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is the first school of music to be established in the University of California system. From the entertainment capital of the nation, the School’s talented musicians and scholars celebrate, perform, create, and study music in all its aspects. 

Challenge

UCLA was tasked with designing a world-class performance venue for musical and theatrical performances. The space required a unique solution that would allow for a flexible acoustic profile to adjust to various performance media. 

 

UCLA chose Walters Storyk Design Group, an industry leader in delivering cutting-edge acoustical technology, to lead the project. RPG worked closely with WSDG to deliver an innovative and attractive solution.

 

Solution

RPG leveraged a combination of standard and custom products to outfit the performance venue. Standard Flutterfree and Expo units were used for the theater walls. RPG engineered customized Dado arrays and Waveform units to provide both diffusion and absorption from the ceiling. 

 

RPG also designed a custom movable stage shell system to allow UCLA to quickly install or remove the stage shell, depending on performance requirements. 

 

Product Specs:

  • Flutterfree & Expo units were used for the theater walls.
  • Customized Dado arrays and Waveform units were provided for both diffusion and absorption from the ceiling. 

Project Lead:

Walters Storyk Design Group

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