The Elder School of Music is housed in four buildings within the North Terrace campus of the University of Adelaide.
Woodhead’s commission was to determine the ‘best fit’ of facilities, maximising the number of rehearsal and practice rooms. Once the best fit was agreed with the client, our teams proceeded to document and convert the facilities. The refurbished building include;
- Madley Building: houses two large rehearsal rooms and 11 practice rooms.
- Hartley Building: ‘makeover’ to the School Library and new administration facilities within the heart of the music campus.
- Schulz Building (12-storey block): houses six floors of the School of Music including teaching, practice and staff facilities.
- Elder Hall: refurbishment of existing practice rooms.
Acoustic isolation applied between practice rooms, necessitated meticulous sealing at the junctions between walls, floors and ceilings.
Working to a fixed budget, the program was split up into portions to tie in with University exams, holiday periods, and the Adelaide Festival. All three buildings were also brought up to current BCA and DDA requirements as part of the overall campus upgrading strategy.