David Geffen Hall is the home of the New York Philharmonic at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
In 2015 while working as an architect at Diamond Schmitt, Matthew participated in an international design competition to reimagine David Geffen Hall. After winning the competition Matthew and the team at DSA developed the design over a 3 year period to rebuild the hall and public spaces inside the shell of the historic landmark. The new hall breaks free of the constraints of its original shoebox design by bringing the stage deeper into the room and wrapping the audience around the stage.
Matthew’s contributions focused on the design of the hall, including the stage, balcony fronts, seating layout, circulation and wall articulation. Matthew employed advanced computational design techniques including parametric modeling, performance analysis and digital fabrication. These techniques allow for the accommodation of wide array of performance criteria and technical requirements while striving to create a beautiful and moving experience in the space.
The project is currently under construction and on track to open 2 years ahead of schedule.