Bard College Conservatory of Music, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

We designed the Laszlo Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory for the Bard College Conservatory of Music. The new-construction 16,000 square foot building supports the Conservatory’s mission to provide top-level musical training in the context of a liberal arts education. Our building reflects the alternating purposes of teaching and performance because its spaces – teaching studios, classrooms, rehearsal spaces and a state-of-the-art performance hall– are exceptionally versatile. The performance hall can seat 150 guests as comfortably as a small, intimate audience. Similarly, we designed acoustically isolated rehearsal studios that can accommodate individual musicians, a professor and student, or small ensembles. We paired the building’s bold yet restrained massing with a palette of crisp white stucco and rich mahogany. As a result, despite its modest size, the Bard Conservatory of Music holds a strong presence on the Bard Campus.

16,000 square feet
Completed 2013

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Portrait bard college conservatory of music annandale on hudson ny 2012
Portrait bard college conservatory of music annandale on hudson ny 2012
Portrait bard college conservatory of music annandale on hudson ny 2012
Portrait bard college conservatory of music annandale on hudson ny 2012
Portrait bard college conservatory of music annandale on hudson ny 2012
Portrait bard college conservatory of music annandale on hudson ny 2012
Portrait bard college conservatory of music annandale on hudson ny 2012
Portrait bard college conservatory of music annandale on hudson ny 2012
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Portrait bard college conservatory of music annandale on hudson ny 2012 drawing
Portrait bard college conservatory of music annandale on hudson ny 2012 drawing
Portrait bard college conservatory of music annandale on hudson ny 2012 drawing

Key People
Deborah Berke
Catherine Bird, Project Lead
Arthi Krishnamoorthy, Project Manager
Christopher Yost, Project Designer

Collaborating Firms
Kohler Ronan – MEP engineer
Morris Associates – civil engineer
Ross Dalland P.E. – structural engineer
Harvey Marshall Berling Associates – theater consultant
Akustics – acoustical engineer
PHT Lighting – lighting designer