Music Institute

Evanston, Illinois

For their new Evanston home, The Music Institute acquired a majestic 1912 Greek revival church by noted Chicago Architect Solon S. Beman.  Thanks to an acoustically superb sanctuary and generously proportioned  lower level, the building was a perfect fit for the Institute’s needs. The sanctuary was adapted as a performance space and the lower level became practice studios and classrooms with state-of-the-art acoustical treatment.

OKW’s sensitivity toward the historical nature of the architecture led to the building winning a Landmark Preservation award.  It’s also been recognized for historical renovation in numerous publications.