Louis Hall Film Soundstage

Project Status

Construction start: November 4, 2015
Completion: January 4, 2016

Project Description & Statistics

The main scope of the project includes a major renovation to an existing studio space in Louis Hall, located at 1877 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL, which will house a new film soundstage for the School of Communications. The soundstage will serve as a large live tracking space to support a 15-20 piece orchestra, a grand piano, a projection display system suitable for scoring film; an isolation booth with direct visual access to the tracking space, a Foley pit; and a portable whisper room booth. Adjacent to studio, two offices will be converted to one large control/mixing room equipped with a large interior window for a recording technician to have direct visual connection into the soundstage. Additionally, it may also serve as a tracking space for the music currently being recorded for WNUR. The project also incorporates a vestibule outside room to provide added acoustic isolation to space.

Project Team

Project Management

Bonnie Humphrey, Director Facilities Design & Construction
Andrea Ohrmundt, Project Manager

Architect, Engineers & Consultants

Architect: Nagle Hartray
MEP Engineer: WMA Engineers

General Contractor

J. C. Anderson, Inc.

Contact Information

All inquiries should be directed to:

Andrea Ohrmundt, Project Manager
Northwestern University
Facilities Design and Construction
2020 Ridge Ave., Suite 270
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-999-8247