Kirkegaard Associates

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Kirkegaard Associates is an American acoustics design firm founded by Lawrence Kirkegaard, based in Chicago, Illinois, with an office in Denver, Colorado. The company is headed by President/Owner Joseph W A Myers[1] and employs 12 professionals in architecture, acoustics, music recording, mechanical and audio engineering, musical and theatrical performance. The company has been involved in the design of theatres, concert halls, opera houses, educational institutions, worship spaces, recording and broadcast studios, and other acoustically sensitive environments.

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In 2010 James R. Oestreich of The New York Times called Kirkegaard's 1994 Tanglewood Music Center "a major triumph" and called the acoustics of the recently opened Shalin Liu Performance Center "Superb".[5] Describing the Overture Center in Madison, Wisconsin, Oestreich wrote that "the acoustics, designed by Kirkegaard Associates, sounded notably bright yet mellow, clean yet reverberant".[2]


  1. ^ "Kirkegaard Associates Reaches An Exciting Milestone".
  2. ^ a b James R. Oestreich (2004). Everything's Up to Date in Madison, in Tune With Its New Overture Hall. The New York Times, November 23, 2004.
  3. ^ David Schuyler, Jane A. Bee (2004). Franklin and Marshall College. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-3658-X., p. 112.
  4. ^ William J. Cavanaugh, Gregory C. Tocci, Joseph A. Wilkes (2009). Architectural Acoustics: Principles and Practice. Wiley. ISBN 0-470-19052-3., pp. 167-168.
  5. ^ a b c James R. Oestreich (2010). Summery Sounds of a New Hall Opening. The New York Times, June 11, 2010.
  6. ^ Ian B. Hoffman, Christopher Storch, Timothy J. Foulkes (2003). Halls for Music Performance: Another Two Decades of Experience 1982 - 2002. Acoustical Soc of America. ISBN 0-9744067-2-4., pp. 48-49.
  7. ^ Lawrence Van Gelder (2004). Arts Briefing. The New York Times, July 29, 2004.

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