New Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Centre at UCLA

The new Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Centre at UCLA is designed by Kevin Daly Architects. Providing a new home for UCLA’s Music Departments, the space is envisioned to be one where music is created, shared, and studied in digitally integrated, professional-quality facilities.

The ensemble performance room of the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Centre is constructed of Douglas fir and spruce. (Photo credit:  Iwan Baan)

Consisting of two pavilions, one which is a state-of-the-art recording studio and the other an ensemble performance room, they are conjoined to the existing Herb Alpert School of Music.

The design of the interior aims at creating the sensation of being within a musical instrument. (Photo credit: Iwan Baan)

Both rooms are designed for a specific reverberation effect and acoustical attenuation, they are also considered acoustical “landscapes” that create localised sound environments for individuals or small groups of musicians. The interior incorporates a custom-designed wooden baffle constructed of Douglas fir and Spruce which acts as a resonator and allows varying amounts of sound to be absorbed or reflected into the space. KDA also designed the rooms to create a feeling of being within a musical instrument.