A21. Cincinnati Music Hall Revitalization


Client: Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC)

Architecture Firm: Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel (PWWG)

Contractor: Messer Construction Company

Engineers: THP Limited, Inc.; Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Photographer: T. Whitney Cox & GLINTStudios

Affiliated Architect: Martinez + Johnson Architecture

Consultants: Akustiks; Schuler Shook; Bayer Becker; Evergreene Architectural Arts; Judity B. Williams; FRCH

The project skillfully balanced restoration and modernization of one of the most architecturally acclaimed multi‐function performance venues in the world, recently on the National Trust’s “11 Most Endangered Historic Places.”  Lasting structural improvements have secured its legacy for generations to come, and the range of outcomes includes enhanced experiences for performers and audiences; state‐of‐the‐art amenities; unique accessibility enhancements designed with a large stakeholder group; and fresh, flexible administrative offices. The project revitalizes a civic landmark inside and out and restores it as the cultural hub of a burgeoning downtown neighborhood.