Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Knight Concert Hall 2006
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Client:Miami-Dade County
Project Category:Performing Arts Centers
Architect:Pelli Clark Pelli
Completion Year:2006
Location:Miami, Florida
Acoustician:Artec
Building Size:570,000 s.f.
Capacity:2,200 seats
Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is designed as a complex of single purpose state-of-the-art performance halls along the lines of New York's Lincoln Center.

The Knight Concert Hall hosts classical and popular music concerts and serves as a venue for Miami's orchestral groups. To accommodate a wide range of uses, the Hall has an adjoining acoustical chamber, with large concrete doors that can be opened or closed to change the reverberation time of the room. There is also a three-part acoustical canopy, which can be moved vertically to change the acoustical reflections. The canopy is ringed with Vari-Lite light fixtures that can re-focus with the push of a button.

The complex also houses the Studio Theater, a flexible intimately-designed black-box space for small-scale theater and dance presentations, and the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, capable of accommodating the grand sets and scenery employed in major theatrical productions, including opera, ballet, and Broadway musicals.