Lincoln Center

David Geffen Hall


Designed by Max Abromovitz in 1962, Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, home to the New York Philharmonic, is slated for a transformative renovation. The goal of the renovation is to address several acoustical issues which have long plagued the space, as well as to create a more intimate experience between the audience members and the performers. Kohler Ronan is delighted to be collaborating on this cultural landmark with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, Diamond Schmitt Architects, and acoustics and theater design consultants Akustiks and Fisher Dachs Associates. For our part, Kohler Ronan will look to enhance the space with a completely redesigned MEP infrastructure and system distribution, allowing for increased flexibility and versatility.

While the shell of this iconic arts facility will remain intact, the interior concert hall, along with its public spaces, will see much needed infrastructure, acoustic, and aesthetic improvements. Designs for the new David Geffen Hall will eliminate the proscenium and move the stage forward by 25 feet, while the main lobby will double in size and open on three sides. Additionally, the re-envisioned space will incorporate a welcome center, destination eatery, media streaming wall, expanded intermission seating, and reconfigured Grand Promenade. MEP/FP design will include new air-handling equipment and redesigned air distribution. The phased construction of this venue will conclude in 2024.


ARCHITECTDiamond Schmitt Architects,
 Tod Williams Billie Tsien
SIZE245,000 square feet
COST$550 million

Renderings Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects