Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Case Study

Fast Facts

  • The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall has been the home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since its opening in 1982.
  • The organization celebrated its 30th anniversary in the 2012-2013 season.
  • Seating Capacity: 2,443
Organization: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Project: Allegro Donor Space Renovations, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Completion: 2011
Software Used: Autodesk® Revit® Structure, Tekla® Structures


Project Scope

Carney Engineering Group created an additional second-floor space to the existing Allegro Lobby Donor area, the main lobby of the elliptical Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The project extended the existing two-story lobby over the facility’s gift store, with a goal of seamlessly integrating new construction that was indistinguishable from the original construction. The addition allows for increased space for high-end receptions and events for the symphony’s valued members and donors.


The addition to the existing lobby floor space was to be seamlessly incorporated into the building’s layout and design as if it was part of the original construction.

Project Timeline

The project timeline was a short five-week start-to-finish maximum window during the symphony’s summer hiatus.

Service and Solutions

The design of a new lobby floor extension included laser scan point cloud and development of structural steel fabrication drawings directly from the BIM. To complete the project, CEG provided Building Information Modeling (BIM), Structural Engineering and Steel Detailing services.

Software Used

Autodesk® Revit® Structure was used for BIM design modeling and coordination; Tekla® Structures was used for fabrication drawing work.


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