Each summer, Tanglewood, the popular music destination in Massachusetts’ Berkshire Hills, welcomes upwards of 330,000 patrons. With the goal of creating a year-round venue, the BSO expanded its campus with four new buildings, allowing Tanglewood to enhance its cultural and educational offerings, improve practice and performance space and increase audience engagement.
The interconnected complex includes a 200-seat, multi-purpose studio for rehearsals, lectures and events, a 150-seat café building with servery and kitchen designed to encourage interaction between musicians and guests, and a curved covered walkway connecting two additional learning/practice studios. The facility hosts space dedicated to the Tanglewood Music Center, a prestigious summer academy, and the Tanglewood Learning Institute, a popular lecture and adult education program. The project also incorporates an updated campus horticultural plan, which required a new irrigation system, the preservation of a historic oak tree and the planting of over 144 new trees and shrubs to provide shade for concert-goers.
For more information on this project, visit our Project at a Glance page.