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Northwestern University Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

The 163,000 sf, 5-story structure features 3 state-of-the art performance spaces: a 163-seat black box-style Opera Theater, a 120-seat Choral/Recital Room, and a 400-seat Recital Hall that features dramatic views of Lake Michigan and Chicago through a 50’ wall of cable-supported, double-skin glass. The center also includes classroom space, soundproof practice rooms, teaching studios, and office space.

A large atrium defines the main entry, creating a feature space for public events, connecting the academic and performance functions. LEED GOLD certification achieved through high performance facade, greywater system for toilets, reduced water usage, construction waste recycling and recycled and regional materials.