The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, New York, USA
A stunning glass-walled performance space, The
Allen Room, is located within Jazz at Lincoln Center's new home,
Frederick P. Rose Hall. The jazz performance venue, which opened
in 2004, is part of a large Time-Warner Center complex, at New York
City's Columbus Circle. Facilities within also include the 1200
seat Rose Theater;
the more intimate, informal Dizzy's Club; Ertegun Hall of Fame;
fully equipped recording studios; classrooms; and offices.
The 483-seat Allen Room is a variable-use space,
which takes advantage of the expansive view of Central Park below,
with the placement of one high glass wall situated behind the performers.
In the evening, car lights reflecting off the glass from the street
below are coupled with sounds of jazz to provide a unique portrait
of New York City's nightlife.
Loose seats are positioned on steep angle risers,
providing sightlines that convey a warm and intimate atmosphere
during ensemble performances. Every other riser row is equipped
with a lift that allows the rows to be raised or lowered to alter
riser/seating configuration. This unique system allows the seating
layout of the room to be adjusted for larger dancing and dining
Artecs package of design and planning services
Design services for Rose Theater, which was further developed
in collaboration with JALC and Rafael
Viñoly Architects. Other services included Facility
Planning and the design and planning of Specialized
Performance Equipment Systems for all spaces, as well as Background Noise
and Vibration Control. Artec services were provided in joint
venture with Walter
Storyk Design Group under the name Sound of Jazz.