Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Project at a Glance
Location

Rockport, MA

Architect

Epstein Joslin Architects

Project Type

New Construction

Project Overview

  • Challenging logistics of an extremely tight site within a thriving commercial and tourist district
  • Constructing foundations on a ledge-filled, oceanfront site
  • Phasing construction to cease construction during peak tourist times, including summer months and the winter holiday season

Rockport Music had a dream to build their own performance center built to their exacting acoustical standards, after many years of renting facilities that did not fit their needs. The Shalin Liu Performance Center achieves this goal and more: in addition to a 330-seat concert hall, the Center includes a full-service catering kitchen, reception hall and a striking design highlighted by an expansive glass curtain wall façade.

The interior of the concert hall features an intricate millwork package that was installed by our self-perform carpenters. The performance spaces provide state-of-the-art acoustics and advanced lighting and sound systems. With the site in a premier oceanfront location, all work needed to be precisely coordinated to minimize the impact on occupied adjacent buildings, as well as the residents and visitors of the Town of Rockport.