Fisher Center, Bard CollegeAnnandale on Hudson, New York

  • Houses Bard College’s opera, dance, and musical productions as well as the theatrical teaching facilities
  • The 860-seat, 64,000 sf performance auditorium and rigging tower are made of tall, slender, cast-in-place concrete walls
  • The first and second balcony seating sections cantilever from these walls and are carefully balanced with the hallway floors outside the auditorium
  • The 420-seat teaching theater is housed in a reinforced concrete masonry auditorium and rigging tower
  • The exterior of the buildings, which envelop the functional boxes, embodies the signature Frank Gehry metal skin
  • The complex, compound, sinuous curves, computer generated, define the form to which the thin stainless steel sheathing follows
  • A unique harmony of steel and concrete with the versatility to house almost any size and type of performance is the final product
  • Awards:
    ACEC New York – Diamond Award, Structural Systems 2004
    ACEC National – Award of Merit, Structural Systems 2004
    AISC Ideas2 – Award of Merit, $25-$100 Million 2004
    New York Construction News – Best of Awards, Institution 2002