01.16.2021

Hamel Music Center, The Structural Key to Outstanding Performances

University of Wisconsin-Madison sought to transform the School of Music into a gateway connection from campus to community by creating a new arts corridor by the Hamel Music Center adjacent to University Avenue.

Experts considered the facility’s structural strength and support, reverberation and sound isolation, acoustical needs, and building materials. A balance between the structural, acoustic, and architectural designs resulted in a world-class music facility right on the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s campus.

As part of the design team, raSmith (structural engineer) worked with Strang, Inc. (architect) and Talaske (acoustics) to provide this efficient design. The project was led by Steinberg Hart.

To read more about this article, visit STRUCTURE Magazine.