The Segerstrom Center for the Arts includes the 2,000-seat Segerstrom Concert Hall and the 500-seat Samueli Theatre, along with two rehearsal spaces, a restaurant, a founders' room and stunning lobby spaces. The Concert Hall has three silver-leafed canopies, four reverberation chambers and 128 concrete and wood doors which provide variable acoustics to accommodate many types of performances from symphony orchestra to solo instrumentalists and vocalists both with and without amplification. Damian was the Principal Acoustical Designer of this facility and oversaw all aspects of its design and construction while he was President of Artec.
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli with Gruen Associates
Acoustics and Theatre Consultant: Artec Consultants Inc
Completion Date: 2006
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Damian was the Principal Acoustical Designer of these facilities and oversaw all aspects of their design and construction while he was a partner at Artec.
“It is a great hall. You are very lucky.”
- Valery Gergiev, Music Director of the Mariinsky Theatre
“It's better than I'd hoped for.”
– Cesar Pelli.