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DePaul University School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center / Antunovich Associates

DePaul University School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center / Antunovich Associates

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  • Lead Architect: Joseph M. Antunovich, FAIA
  • Clients: DePaul University
  • Interior Designer: Antunovich Associates
  • General Contractor: Bulley & Andrews
  • Acoustical Consultant: Kirkegaard Associates
  • Theatre Planners And Lighting Designers: Schuler Shook
  • Structural Engineers: CS Associates, Inc.
  • Mepfp: WMA Consulting Engineers, LTD.
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Text description provided by the architects. The $98 million, 185,000 square foot Holtschneider Performance Center is the first phase of a new music complex for the DePaul University School of Music, serving as the eastern gateway to the Lincoln Park Campus. The new structure anchors the updated complex, sitting on the site once occupied by McGaw Hall, located between the School of Music administration building to the north and Concert Hall to the south, which is slated to be renovated in future phases of the project. 

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First Floor Plan
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The Holtschneider Performance Center houses several performance spaces including the 505-seat Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall, the 140-seat Murray and Michele Allen Recital Hall, the 80-seat Brennan Family Recital Hall, and the 75-seat Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall. The main entrance to the building is located adjacent to a circular motor court, which allows for efficient passenger drop-off and provides access to lower level parking. 

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The three-story atrium, known as Schaefer College Hall Lobby, greets visitors entering the venue and serves as a circulation spine which helps to organize the programmed spaces of the building. This “interior street” is the eastern gateway to DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus, open and accessible to all. Student rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, and classrooms are strategically organized on the upper floors by the required functional and acoustic adjacencies relative to the double and triple-height performance spaces rising from the floors below. 

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The building’s façade complements its surroundings and is composed mainly of brick with stone panels and horizontal coursing as detail elements. Glass and stone, used throughout the exterior, are arranged to moderate the building’s mass and present a lively atmosphere along Halsted Street. The building height is reduced at the edges through setbacks in the main volume to mediate between the required concert hall height and the surrounding residences.

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Cite: "DePaul University School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center / Antunovich Associates" 24 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/930555/depaul-university-school-of-music-holtschneider-performance-center-antunovich-associates/> ISSN 0719-8884
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