Florida State University: Ruby Diamond Auditorium Complete Renovation

The Details

The new acoustical and theatrical features transformed the hall into a state-of-the-art performance space.

The renovation of the University’s administration building, originally built in 1917, included the Ruby Diamond Auditorium, built in 1954. Acoustical upgrades included reshaping of the walls in plan, a forestage reflector, a purpose-designed orchestra shell, an enlarged proscenium opening and the installation of variable acoustical curtains. The forestage reflector is designed for on-stage hearing and improved sound impact, immediacy, and intimacy for performers and audience. Background noise from outside and the new HVAC systems is reduced close to the threshold of hearing.

Tallahassee, FL

Gilchrist Ross Crowe Architects


50,000 SF