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Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
Dawn Schuette as Principal for Kirkegaard Associates
The first large-scale performance space to be built in the
Atlanta area in nearly 40 years, the Cobb Energy Center for the
Performing Arts is a wonderful venue for touring Broadway
productions, musical theater, and opera presentations.
The centerpiece of the facility is the 2750-seat John A.
expressways. Wall construction and a double ceiling system
Williams Theatre which features adjustable drapery for
over the room provide the isolation needed to separate the
acoustic variability and a series of reflectors located above the
performance from unwanted interruptions by aircraft or
visual wire mesh ceiling that provide natural support of pit and
vehicles.
on-stage sound.
The space is served by an underfloor air supply system that
Client:
Cobb Galleria Centre
operates silently while providing comfortable conditions in the
Architect:
Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart,
hot and humid southeast region.
Stewart
Theater Consultant:
Theatre Projects Consultants
Elements that have become known as the “feature walls” at
Acoustics Consultant:
Kirkegaard Associates
the front of the room provide scale and intimacy both visually
AV Consultant:
Bai
and acoustically. Backstage and loading areas provide ease of
access for performers and technical crew.
The facility lies within the flight path for a nearby, extremely
active air force base and at the junction of two major
THRESHOLD ACOUSTICS LLC
53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1734
Chicago, IL 60604
P 312 386 1400
F 312 386 1414
www.thresholdacoustics.com
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