School of Music relocation wins 2020 Annual Construction Excellence Award
November 4, 2020
The relocation of the University of the Arts School of Music facilities has received the Excellence in Craftsmanship Award from the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA).
According to the GBCA website, the Annual Construction Excellence Awards acknowledge “the highest level of craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail, and motivating teamwork” exemplified by the winning projects. This win specifically acknowledges the collaborative efforts of the various contributors to this relocation project, including construction management and general contracting firm C. Erickson and Sons, JacobsWyper Architects, Bruce E. Brooks & Associates, Keast & Hood Structural Engineers, and a selection of subcontractors involved.
Along with a move from the Merriam Theater, the relocation effort involved an extensive renovation of the existing administrative and instructional spaces on the 11th floor of the Terra building. This overhaul supported the addition of a new state-of-the-art recording facility, as well as classroom, office, lab and production spaces. The reimagined facilities provide a wealth of dedicated practice spaces for instrumental and vocal performance and composition. In addition, a brand new instructional circuitry lab allows students in the Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology program—which recently ranked among the top 10 programs for music business in the nation by Music School Central—the unique opportunity to build their own audio electronic equipment.
This award is a well-deserved nod to these transformational updates that stand to enhance the student, faculty and staff experience in the School of Music for decades to come.