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Belmont University, McAfee Concert Hall

Nashville, TN

Originally built in the 1950s, the building located at 2100 Belmont Blvd. served in recent years as a rehearsal, classroom and practice space for many Belmont music groups as well as the main sanctuary for Belmont Heights Baptist Church. ICT provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design, and construction administration for a 36,000 SF concert hall renovation including a 1,000-seat concert hall with a small lobby and balcony.  An Aolean-Skinner pipe organ is currently housed in the sanctuary, and is included in the design renovation.  Dimensions of the former sanctuary were identical to the Tonhalle in Zurich, Switzerland, similar to the unique room geometry and room width of the Tonhalle.  Renovation efforts enhanced the absorption ratio, achieved proper room reverberation time, and provided strong lateral acoustical reflections.


34,000 SF


Belmont University


Earl Swensson Assciates





Concert Hall