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Stella Lee, Peter Zuspan, Laura Trevino
Founding Principals and Principal
Brooklyn, New York

Inspiration

> The design of National Sawdust [in Brooklyn's Williamsburg

neighborhood] is essentially a retooling of the 18th-century
chamber hall model as an incubator for new music. This
anachronism aligns well with the nonprofit's mission: to give
support to musicians and composers as they create new work. It
provides a home in which artists can linger, rehearse, compose,
experiment, record, and ultimately premiere new works.

Black and white effect

> We wanted to create a space that did not disappear when

the lights go down like a traditional black box-a space that
was memorable and would linger during the performance.
We also wanted to maintain a level of flexibility, where drastic
changes could take place with lighting effects and different
performances. The white perforated panels act as a visually
translucent, but acoustically transparent, skin. They allow us to
mask the variable acoustic systems that sit behind, which gives a
consistent, wraparound enclosure regardless of the performance
or instrumentation. The black recessed channels act as a
forgiving space that collects all the incidental requirements-AV
tie-ins, electric outlets, rigging points, theatrical lighting-
allowing the panels to be free of all materials.
A space that presents some aesthetic challenges to a
performance can also act as a heuristic device-to challenge
a performance. We've been impressed with how artists have
already used the space in ways that we had not imagined.

Highlights

> For a nonprofit and its founder, Kevin Dolan, to have trusted a

young group of architects who had never built a building before,
to create a building of this importance has been a dream.
Peter was also asked to join the board and continue
as a curator at the space. We've been a part of the
formation of a nonprofit, the designers of its home
(a seven-year undertaking), and now we're a part
of its future.

Challenge

a small footprint (13,000 square feet in
total, 3,100 for the hall itself)-especially
the acoustic isolation requirements.
Luckily we worked closely with some
amazing people. Specifically, the theater
and acoustics teams at Arup, who have
worked on massive opera houses and
concert halls the world over, and describe
this project as the most complex per
square foot of any they have worked on.

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Hospitality Design - December 2015
Contents
Online TOC
From the Editor
Behind the Design
People
People
Perspectives
Sketchbook
Sustainable Studio: Six Senses Douro Valley
5 Questions for Lee Schrager
Products
Profile: Marcel Wanders
Trends: Technology
Bedding
Lighting
Carpet
Edge of Creativity
Projects
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
The Old Clare Hotel
Habitual
Ad Index
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Perspectives
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Sustainable Studio: Six Senses Douro Valley
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - 5 Questions for Lee Schrager
Hospitality Design - December 2015 - 57
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Products
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Profile: Marcel Wanders
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Trends: Technology
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Bedding
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Hospitality Design - December 2015 - Lighting
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