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Conrad Prebys Music Center

Conrad Prebys Music Center

About named building

Named for local philanthropist and music enthusiast Conrad Prebys, the Conrad Prebys Music Center was occupied by the Department of Music faculty, staff and students in January of 2009. Located in the Arts District, the facility is part of the campus “neighborhood plan” that connects buildings through public spaces and walkways. The music center was designed by top architects and acoustical engineers, including Mark Reddington and Wendy Pautz of LMN Architects in Seattle, and renowned acoustician Cyril M. Harris. It has an assignable area of 45,876 square feet and includes the 400-seat Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, considered one of the best small concert halls in the world. The interior of the concert hall is an asymmetrical system of triangular surfaces designed to evenly diffuse sound through the space.


Naming Type: Donor
Building Location: University Center
Date Constructed: December 15, 2008
Predominant Use: Classroom
Floors or Levels: 4 Floors
Other Names:

Prebys Music Center
Music Center, Conrad Prebys


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