Sun Valley Music Pavilion / FTL Design Engineering Studio

  • 01:00 - 6 September, 2009
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sun Valley, ID, USA
  • Architects

    FTL Design Engineering Studio - Nic Goldsmith. Matthew Hilyard, Amedeo Perlas, AmyPalmer, Ashish Soni
  • Project Architects

    Ruscitto/Latham/Blanton Architectura P.A; Nicholas Latham, Thadd Blanton, Michael Bulls ,Scott Heiner
  • Interior Design

    Frank Nicholson, Inc.
  • Engineering Of Cable Net And Fabric

    FTL Design Engineering Studio; Joe Schedlbauer, Mary Korotkova
  • Structural Engineering

    ES2Engineering; Dough Weber, Terrol Bateman
  • Theatrical Design& Lighting

    Auerbach Pollock & Friedlander; Steven Friedlander, Don Guyton
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Van Boerum & Frank Assoc., Inc.
  • Electrical Engineering

    Paul Stoops Associates
  • Acoutical Engineering

    Jaffee Holden Acoustics; Dr. J. Christopher Jaffe, Mary Cook, Mark Reber
  • General Contractor

    Intermountain Construction, Inc,Jeff Ogden, Derek Wright
  • Budget

    $30 Million USD
  • Project Year


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From the architect. The Seasonal Sun Valley Music pavilion, located on the south western end of the soccer field at the Sun Valley Resort is inspired by its natural setting and is destined to become a community gathering place for performance events.

The sky and mountain are captured by the free flowing roof, comprised of a seasonal luminous tensile membrane covering 1500 seats and a permanent steel cable net with wood shingled structure providing cover over stage and support facilities. Set into the surrounding landscape is an undulating park gently elevated like a natural amphitheatre, providing views of the surrounding mountains, for visitor to relax with a picnic basket and enjoy orchestral music.

As a technological and structural accomplishment, the facility demonstrates how permanent and seasonal structures can be integrated into one cohesive design with an ambiance that is at once an interior space and an outdoor room drenched in diffused sunlight. The Sun Valley Summer Symphony hosts its season at the facility along with other community and arts events, each with an intimate relationship to the stage, unobstructed sightlines and excellent sound quality.

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