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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Concert Hall and Expansion

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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The expansion and renovation of Ben Thompson's iconic Saint Paul performance venue seamlessly integrates a new home for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, including a 1,100-seat concert hall, new lobbies and production support space. The addition's exterior extends the rhythm of copper and glass bay windows overlooking Rice Park - expanding the breathtaking city views from the elevated lobbies. In the concert hall an undulating wood ceiling and textured plaster walls warmly wrap both the audience and the musicians to create a physically and acoustically intimate experience.

This project had a truly elegant sense of simplicity. We admired how it fit perfectly into a very tight, urban site.
AIA Minnesota Honor Awards Jury

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