Gaillard Performing Arts Center

Akustiks provided the acoustical and audio/video design of the renovation of the 1960s era Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. The renovated facility includes an 1,800-seat multi-use performance hall, exhibition/banquet hall and offices. The facility will serve the annual Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Charleston Concert Association to name a few.  The hall recently opened to accolades with a Gala Concert featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

Project Location: Charleston, SC

Client Name: Gaillard Performance Hall Foundation

Project Name: Gaillard Center

Architect: David M. Schwarz Architects / ESa

Theatre Consultant: Fisher Dachs Associates

Project Year: 2015

Project Size: 70,000+ sq ft

Project Cost: US $142,000,000

Gaillard concert hall, blessed by Yo-Yo Ma, proves its acoustical mettle”,
– Adam Parker, The Post and Courier, October 17, 2015


  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Southeast Chapter, Philip Trammell Shutze Award, 2017
  • City of Charleston Design Excellence Award, 2015


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