Tippet Rise Arts Centre’s Olivier Barn
Location: Fishtail, MT
Performance: STC 50
SCW Model Series: SCW940-A7 horizontal rolling windows
The Olivier Music Barn was designed backward from the usual design evolution of a concert hall. Most architects feel the visual elements should take priority, but for Olivier Music Barn sound was put first.
You can always decorate a building after the sound is in place. But you can’t compensate for acoustic mistakes in the architecture,” per Peter Halstead and Alban Bassuet.
The ultra-acoustic control room windows provide the interior sound barriers, permitting the production technicians to work and interact without interfering with the onstage performance.
Project scope: Two interior SCW940-A7 horizontal rolling windows
Customer: Northwest Glass
Building Design and Engineering: ARUP
Building Status: LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the Olivier Music Barn’s environmentally sustainable design and systems.
Photography by: Erik Petersen