David Geffen Hall receives 2023 Architecture MasterPrize Award

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Andrea Chin, Communications Director
Email: achin@dsai.ca

Gary McCluskie, Principal
Email: gmccluskie@dsai.ca

December 7, 2023

December 7, 2023 – David Geffen Hall has received a 2023 Architecture MasterPrize Award in the Cultural Architecture Category.

The international award recognizes exceptional achievements in architecture and design excellence on a global scale and selected David Geffen Hall for its innovative and intimate design. The project stood out among thousands of remarkable projects from 81 countries. 

Demonstrating a thoughtful approach to the material palette and layout, the re-imagined David Geffen Hall makes visitors feel immediately welcome. The new Hall offers a more inclusive and intimate layout, panelled in warm European Beach wood. This attention to detail creates an idealized environment for both musicians and performers alike.

The re-imagined David Geffen Hall offers new, welcoming public amenities and a state-of-the art music hall to improve the entire concert-going experience. What was once a building with an acoustically challenged hall, and bland, tangled common spaces is now a living instrument. With flexible spaces for performance, a material palette imbued with warmth, and colour an entirely reconstructed hall emphasizing audience connection and resonant acoustics, the building brings a new energy to Lincoln Center’s Campus – all while respecting its iconic exterior.

Read more about the winning project here.