© Elliott Kaufman
© Elliott Kaufman
© Elliott Kaufman
© Elliott Kaufman

Princeton University, Lewis Arts Complex

Princeton, New Jersey

Comprised of a three-building development in a park-like setting, the Lewis Arts Complex serves Princeton University’s art, drama, dance and music students. The three buildings create a new campus gateway and are connected underground with the 8,000-square-foot Forum, a public gathering and information performance space. Auerbach Pollock Friedlander provided theatre and audio-video consulting services for the Wallace Dance Building and Theater, working in close collaboration with Steven Holl Architects, the facility’s designer and Arup Acoustics, the acoustician.

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s involvement began more than a decade before the project’s completion with the early planning and programming phases. The firm’s scope of work included performance facility planning and programming and the design of theatrical systems for three primary performance venues, two secondary performance spaces, rehearsal studios for theatre and dance program classes and workshops in the Wallace Dance Building and Theater. The firm’s project scope also encompassed multiple music studios for individual practice and small ensembles, as well as conference and seminar rooms.

Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Acoustician: Arup Acoustics
Size: 145,000 SF
Completion: 2017