Case Western Reserve University, Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

The adaptive reuse of the Temple Tifereth-Israel required a deft touch in order to transform the synagogue into a 1,350-seat concert hall without affecting the architecture of the historic building. The 145,000 square foot facility now features fold-down concert seating within the pews, an 80-foot-wide acoustic canopy, a stage with adjustable lifts and platforms, and stained glass windows that slide open to reveal stage lighting. A 94-seat recital hall and support spaces complement the hall, which will still occasionally hold religious services. Phase II will feature a multipurpose theatre, studio theatre, and dance rehearsal room.

Case Western Reserve University, Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center
Credit: Roger Mastroianni
Owner

Temple Tifereth-Israel, Case Western Reserve University

Architect

MGA Partners | Charles Greco (1924 architect)

Acoustician

Akustiks

Users

Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Case Western music department

Seat count

94, 1350

Construction type

Adaptive reuse

Theatre type

Educational, Concert hall

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2015

Venue website

case.edu/maltzcenter

Case Western Reserve University, Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center
Credit: Roger Mastroianni

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