Size: 63,000 s.f.
The fourth project in the ambitious facility masterplan for Music at Yale, the Adams Center for Musical Arts renovation project will meet Yale’s need for student practice rooms, faculty studios, student lockers, and rehearsal spaces to accommodate the Yale Band, Glee Club, and Symphony. An unusual heritage structure initially constructed to house the Yale Law School, Adams Center for Musical Arts stands at the edge of the New Haven green, a district of national historic interest. The renovation will restore historic features of the building to their original appearance while addressing fire, life safety, and accessibility short-comings.
A major new addition will house the most acoustically demanding aspects of the program including rehearsal space for the Yale Symphony and Philharmonia organizations, a suite of spaces for the Percussion program, and studios for the Brass faculty. An enclosed link to nearby Leigh Hall will provide conditioned access between the buildings to prevent valuable instruments from being subject to the extremes of outdoor temperature and humidity. The design incorporates LEED measures including many energy efficiency features.
164 Elm Street, New Haven, CT
Thomas Payne (design partner), Chris Couse (senior associate), Mark Jaffar (project architect), David Poloway, Nicholas Choy, Clementine Chang, Stephanie Hosein, Krista Clark, Gary Yen
LeMessurier Consultants (structural), Altieri Sebor Wieber (mechanical/electrical), Fuss & O'Neill, Inc.(civil), Jablonski Berkowitz Conservation Inc (restoration, Towers Golde - Landscape Architects, Vermeulens Cost Consulting (cost), Bruce J. Spiewak, AIA(code, fire and life safety), Van Deusen Associates (vertical transportation), Kirkegaard Associates(acoustic), Suzanne Powadiuk Designs (lighting), Strong Cohen (signage)