Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center

Kennesaw State University


Kennesaw, Georgia

26,000 SF

Creating A Modern Crown Jewel

The Bailey Performance Center is the crown jewel of Kennesaw State University’s Arts District. The facility contains a 624-seat music performance hall and a 3,600 SF choral and music rehearsal room. The serene, modern interior of the Main Hall complements the world-class acoustics achieved within the 65-foot tall precast structure.

Adjustable Elements

Operable doors above the platform and adjustable acoustical curtains throughout allow the hall to be tuned for specific music performances. Technology includes live audio reproduction, digital multi-track audio recording, and live video streaming.

Additional Features

The Bailey Center also contains a 1,800 SF art gallery, green room / dressing room, box office, management offices, and musical instrument storage. The west entrance features a pre-function outdoor garden while the east entrance is connected to the Ruth Zuckerman Art Museum.

Building Connections

The facility is also connected to the adjacent Wilson Music Building which was also designed by our firm and completed in March 2009.

A Special Note From Donald Runnicles Of The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

“The Bailey Performance Center is simply a gorgeous instrument — as any musician relishes the unlimited scope of a special instrument, so any performing ensemble will celebrate the warm and vibrant acoustic atmosphere this exciting new hall affords. The Bailey Performance Center is a Georgia jewel.”

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