University of Missouri Kansas City Performing Arts Center & Music Hall

AVANT ACOUSTICS designers worked with Helix Architecture and leadership from the UMKC Conservatory to assist with the acoustical and audio-visual aspects of Grant Hall on the main campus in Kansas City, Missouri. When designing the back of house or stage area, there are many challenges to get incoming and outgoing sound perfect, because there are many moving parts backstage, curtains, scene changers, various lights and other equipment that requires design coordination between all of the subcontractors and the lead architect.

AVANT ACOUSTICS provided the following services:

  • Acoustical Consulting
  • Sound and Video System Design
  • Construction Administration
  • System Commissioning

Project Highlights:

Included in this project were the Olson Center of the Performing Arts  Instrumental Rehearsal Room and Practice Rooms as well as the Grant Hall Multipurpose Theater. Special attention was given to the privacy of the practice rooms, so that musicians can hear only themselves and not disrupt others or be disrupted themselves.

Location: Kansas City, MO
Facilities: Higher Education / Performing Arts
Client: Helix Architects
Designer: John Hodgson, Andrew VonFeldt, David Wetzel


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