Architect: Eskew Dumez Ripple Location: New Orleans, LA
Currently under construction, this project features the conversion and expansion of a 10,000 square foot funeral home (built in 1880) into a jazz educational facility, including recording facilities and a new 200-seat performing arts hall for acoustic and amplified music.
Our work included acoustical and AV design throughout the historic space, including adjustable acoustics on the stage to accommodate amplified and acoustic performance, as well as custom diffusion in studios & performance halls. Challenges included isolation between practice rooms, including practice rooms/recording space separated by custom pocket doors, which provided studio isolation while maintaining the historic appearance. Additionally, performance hall and mechanical systems noise were isolated from the immediate neighborhood and street noise was mitigated coming into the space, with additional challenges due to historic windows.