Don Schmitt spoke recently at Stanford University on the future of performance space architecture for music. The conversation took place during a visit by leaders of Lincoln Center to Stanford to discuss the renovation and transformation of David Geffen Hall. Mr. Schmitt is co-lead architect and designer for the renovation and transformation of the home of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Also participating in the discussion were Edwin Outwater, Director of Summer Concerts at the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Chris Chafe, Director, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and Duca Family Professor of Music at Stanford University. The panel was moderated by Matthew Tiews, Associate Dean for the Advancement of the Arts at Stanford University.
The group examined the Lincoln Center renovation project as a starting point to explore the future needs and opportunities for classical music and for cultural spaces more broadly. The reimagination of David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall, continues.