Boston, Massachusetts

New England Conservatory of Music
Jordan Hall

The circa 1903 Jordan Hall is a 1,000-seat performance venue and National Historic Landmark, the centerpiece of the New England Conservatory of Music.  Our historic rehabilitation of the Hall re-establishes it as a prime venue for performance, teaching, and recording.

Restored decorative finishes in Jordan Hall include its gilt ceiling and proscenium, metal grilles, ornamental plaster, and wood paneling. The original caste iron and wood seats are reconditioned, with accessible seating platforms, new lighting and new building systems installed, all while preserving the Hall’s famed acoustics. Stage and backstage alterations provide improved conditions for performers.

The multi-level building lobby is reconfigured to accommodate a street level entrance created from a former window opening. A new box office and elevator provide full accessibility to the Hall. Improvements to patron services include new concessions bars, accessible restrooms, and restoration of the Hall’s ancillary hallways and staircases. The project was completed in four months, between the Conservatory’s Spring and Fall semesters.

New England Conservatory of Music
Project Size
Rehabilitation and Renovation
Performance, Performance Support, Patron Services
Boston Society of Architects Honor Award
National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award
Massachusetts Historical Commission Award
Victorian Society of America
Boston Preservation Alliance
Ann Beha Architects, now Annum Architects
Project Team
Ann Beha Architects now Annum Architects; LeMessurier Consultants (Structural); Vanderweil Engineers (MEP / FP); Kirkegaard (Acoustics); Charles Cosler Theatre Design (Theater Consultant); Walsh Brothers, Inc. (General Contractor); Nick Wheeler (Photography)