Their challenge

As the first stage and centerpiece of DePaul University’s new music school complex, the Holtschneider Performance Center was designed to inspire and showcase excellent musical performances. During development of this new space, DePaul engaged Salas O’Brien to meet the project’s engineering design needs.

Our solution

Salas O’Brien designed the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for the 185,000-square-foot center, which includes an approximately 500-seat main concert hall and three more intimate recital halls, as well as cutting edge rehearsal spaces, a recording studio, box office, atrium café, and classrooms.