With the aims of protecting and enhancing performance spaces, dignifying public spaces in the existing McKim, Mead, and White building, and innovating in an addition to the adjacent Cohen Wing, EJA’s improvements include: exterior lighting and media panels approved by the Landmarks Commission, audience amenities including food service, replacement of steam plant with renewable-ready modular electric chillers and high-efficiency cooling tower to yield annual operating savings, and coordination of upgrades with envelope consultants, mechanical engineers, sustainability consultant, code consultant, and acoustic/lighting designers.


Design Renderings

Project Data

STATUS: Design study completed 2015

SIZE: 36,000 sf existing; 46,000 sf addition

Project Credits

OWNER: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

ARCHITECT: Epstein Joslin Architects