NAU Kitt Recital Hall

  • Location: Flagstaff, AZ
  • Architect: RSP Architects
  • Client: Northern Arizona University

Project Highlights

  • 21,000 SF addition
  • Tight site with direct adjacencies to other buildings
  • Box within a box structure to isolate sound


Situated between the Clifford White Theater and the Ardrey Auditorium with adjacencies on three sides, the new $15 million, 255-seat Kitt Recital Hall helps create a more robust performing and fine arts complex on the NAU campus. The project includes a new 21,000 square foot addition plus renovation of 6,800 square feet of existing space. To address the project’s acoustical sound insultation challenges, the structure was designed as a box within a box, which isolates the superstructure from the interior structures of the theater and auditorium on either side. Also included in the new spaces are choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, choral and instrumental libraries, and lobby space. The new hall is designed to LEED certified criteria.