Design: Sustainability for Function & Purpose [as a cultural resource]

What does sustainability mean? For many, it means energy efficiency – enabling a building to be more affordable to heat, cool, light, etc. Yet, in the context of art buildings, it carries significance in assuring that the building’s functions effectively showcase artistry and offer audiences life-long memorable experiences. This discussion explores elements that make a building “work” for performing arts in the 21st Century.

Acoustic expert, David W. Kahn of Acoustic Distinctions will share perspectives of the design process that help bring greater vitality to performing arts venues. He will enlighten venue managers and stakeholders of the key elements they should be aware of which enable venue functionality. From room shaping, adjustability features and technology system options, he will help clarify how your buildings can be used as a tool to attract top artistic talent and retain loyal audiences for years and decades to come.