The Chan Centre includes a 1,400-seat concert hall, a 160-275-seat flexible studio theatre, and a 110-seat cinema. The venue was designed to accommodate student activities as well as provide for the demands of touring professionals, and includes adjustable acoustics to accommodate a variety of events. Damian consulted on the acoustics design of the auditoria and noise and vibration control.
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Architect: Bing Thom Architects
Acoustics Consultant: Artec Consultants Inc
Theatre Consultant: Theatre Projects Consultants
Completion Date: 1997
Damian consulted on the acoustics design of the auditoria and noise and vibration control while at Artec Consultants.
“The Chan Concert Hall in Vancouver? Fabulous, fabulous. Fantastic.”
- Emanuel Ax, Pianist.
“Now that I have worked in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia, I have finally found a hall that is ideal!”
- Don Harder, Staff Recording Engineer, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
“Rattle shaped a gripping performance, direct and dramatic, and tracked down in the lyrical parts incomprehensible nuances and most terrible tendernesses. The CBSO coped with its part with honourable conviction and the utmost nobility, and I have not heard a better choir than the CBSC for a good few years...The audience broke into a frenetic ovation, which was wholly justified.”
- Wiener Zeitung.