Wilson Butler Architects, an award-winning innovative architecture and interior design firm, today announced that construction is complete on the new Music Department’s Choral Practice Room at the State University of New York at Oswego. Wilson Butler Architects provided programming and architectural design services for the project.
“Our overall design concept was to transform the space into a stimulating and acoustically superior Choral Practice Room,” said Wilson Butler Architects Senior Associate, Paul Vaivoda. “The space not only provides the needed instructional backbone, but also the acoustical response needed for operative performance preparedness.”
Not one to shy away from a challenge, regardless of scale, Wilson Butler Architects was retained by the State University of New York at Oswego to transform Tyler Hall’s former building mechanical room into the Music Department’s Choral Practice Room. The “good bones” were there – high ceilings, worthy room proportions and volume, and partially below grade – yet the room was lacking the proper functional response, aesthetic character, and acoustical treatment to be the Department’s inspirational teaching space.
“Wilson Butler made it a viable, functional and attractive rehearsal and performance space for us,” said Todd Graber, Chairperson, Music Department. “Thanks again for your input, care, and attention to detail AND listening to us and our needs.”
The general contractor for the project was PAC Associates of Oswego, Inc.