Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
Beloved for its acoustics, intimacy, and beauty, NEC's Jordan Hall has been at the center of Boston's musical life since its opening on October 20, 1903. The 1,013‐seat hall was a gift of Conservatory trustee Eben D. Jordan 2nd and was designed by architect Edmund Wheelwright.
Carefully preserving the hall's unique acoustics and architectural qualities, the restoration—begun on May 2, 1995, and completed in October 1995 at a cost of $8.2 million—made Jordan Hall barrier free, updated climate control systems and installed silent, state‐of‐the‐art air conditioning, repaired the hall's seats, and restored its interior to its original 1903 splendor. Ann Beha Associates led the design team for the restoration of Jordan Hall. Kirkegaard & Associates were acoustic engineers for the project.
Designated a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior National Park Service in April 1994, NEC's Jordan Hall has won numerous awards since it restoration in 1995, including the 1996 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award, the Victorian Society in America's Preservation Commendation, the 1996 Boston Preservation Alliance Award, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Award of Merit, and the Illuminating Engineering Society 1996 Lumen Award
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, 02115 Boston, USA, Google Maps