In 2011, Northrop Hall began an $88.2 million renovation that would continue into Spring 2014. From top to bottom, new life was brought into the architecture of this Minneapolis landmark.
Sight lines and acoustics in the main performance hall were improved, and the seating area was reduced down to 2,692 from 4,850 seats (see here for a cool video of the balconies being dismantled from within). The seating reduction made way for additional academic spaces within the building. Professional Audio Designs installed comprehensive A/V infrastructure and a new sound system in the main hall.
The Best Buy Theater, with seating for 168 people, was outfitted by Professional Audio Designs with a new video and and control system, and a LARES acoustical enhancement system. With the press of a button, this recital hall can switch between several presets to simulate different acoustical environments, from a small recital hall all the way up to simulating a cathedral.
Professional Audio Designs also installed audio, video, and control systems into a handful of premier conference rooms included in this remodel.
Website: Northrop Hall