Lincoln Center for the Peforming Arts | David Geffen Hall


Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic are planning a re-imagination of David Geffen Hall, formerly Avery Fisher Hall. The concert hall and all public spaces will be transformed, enhancing the concertgoing experience, fostering a sense of community, and creating bold and innovative ways to connect with the world outside.

Diamond Schmitt Architects will design the concert hall and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects will design all of the public spaces. The team will create a more intimate venue with state-of-the-art acoustics and flexibility to present orchestra concerts, solo performances, multimedia presentations, and movie screenings. With the new hall at the building’s heart, all public spaces will be reconceived to provide better opportunities for people to gather and connect.

The new hall introduces a “single-room” concept, eliminating the proscenium and moving the stage forward by 25 feet, with audience seating wrapped around it, bringing all seats closer to the performers and providing acoustical and visual intimacy. The new hall’s variable stage configurations are designed to support a wide range of performance initiatives.

  • Client: Lincoln Center Redevelopment
  • Project Category: Concert Halls
  • Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
  • Completion Year: 2024
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Acoustician: Akustiks
  • Capacity: 2,200 seats

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