Emory University, The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

This 90,000 square foot facility provides a central space for Emory’s rapidly growing performing arts programs. The center’s shoebox concert hall has a choral balcony, orchestra pit, and a custom-built pipe organ. The center’s 125-seat dance studio includes a sprung floor and serves as a classroom, rehearsal space, and performance space. A flexible 135-seat theatre lab features an overhead pipe grid, adjustable seating and stage, full light and sound control booth, and a theatre observatory where students can study the performances below. Elsewhere in the center, a rehearsal room, art gallery, warm-up room, student lounge, and “smart” classrooms round out a robust suite of spaces.

Emory University, The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Credit: Theatre Projects
Owner

Emory University

Architect

Michael Dennis and Associates | Howard-Montgomery-Steger | Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart

Acoustician

Kirkegaard Associates

Users

Emory University

Seat count

125, 135, 825

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Educational, Concert hall, Dance theatre, Flexible theatre

Services

Concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2003

Venue website

arts.emory.edu/about/instituti...

Emory University, The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Credit: Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates

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