University of Arkansas at Little Rock Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall

Little Rock, Arkansas

The Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building on the campus of UALR was designed in 1975 and had not been renovated in 35 years. WER Architects/Planners renovated the concert hall, including replacing worn furniture and finishes, upgrading lighting and audio-visual equipment and providing a temperature and humidity controlled environment for their two prized Steinway concert grand pianos. In addition, WER handled extensive remodeling of the building lobby, ticket booth, art gallery, restrooms, conference room and outdoor garden visible through a glass wall behind the stage. This project received an ASID Excellence in Design Bronze Award.