• McAfee Concert Hall, Belmont University, custom lighting by Crenshaw

    McAfee Concert Hall, Belmont University - Nashville, TN

McAfee Concert Hall, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Architect: Earl Swensson Associates

Citation of Excellence Award, Learning By Design (2013)

Nashville Scene's Best New Venue in Nashville (2012)

The decorative lighting plan proposed by ESA revolved around a series of colonial style pendants and sconces which would lend a classical flavor to the concert hall's contemporary classical design.

In 2011, Crenshaw was selected to provide the decorative lighting for Belmont University’s new concert hall. Crenshaw had provided decorative lighting for the university on previous projects, and had worked before with the architect, Earl Swensson Associates, and acoustician, Akustiks, on Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

The design vision conceived by ESA revolved around a series of colonial-style pendants and sconces, which would lend classical character to the concert hall’s contemporary classical design. These fixtures feature decorative lamping trees designed to be visible through clear, seedy acrylic lenses and are lamped with flame-tip chandelier lamps. They are constructed of custom spun, forged, and machined aluminum, and painted in a rubbed-bronze finish. The bottoms are left open to eliminate unsightly debris collection.

The concert hall has received praise for both its beauty and acoustic performance. It is noted that such a venue provides student musicians an excellent laboratory within which to hone their skills. Crenshaw is honored to have been selected once again by the university and design team.