Topping Off the The László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building at Bard College

This week, Kirchhoff-Consigli proudly set the last piece of structural steel at the much anticipated Bitó Conservatory.

This building will help satisfy the growing needs of the conservatory, which has grown fivefold since its founding in 2005.

As designed by Deborah Berke & Partners Architects in New York City, the performance space will include a 145-seat hall that can be variously configured. It will also feature one-touch audio and video recording, as well as live-streaming capability. There will be 15 teaching studios and a lounge, along with a large classroom that can also be used for audio and video recording. The project uses geothermal wells and heat pumps and follows Bard’s environmental best-practice standards.

The building is scheduled to be complete by January 2013.  Kirchhoff-Consigli recently completed a supporting building to the Bitó Conservatory on the Bard College campus, a Practice Facility, in January.