Recital Hall Northwestern University Concert & Performance Theater Interior Photos








This blog post shares a portion of our full Northwestern University’s school of music renovation photography shoot.  This client shoot included post construction photos of a couple of buildings on Northwestern University’s campus with one stop inside, photographing interior photos and photography inside the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall at Bienen School of Music building and Center for Arts facility. The Recital Hall room is an educational room, lecture hall, auditorium style space with theater seating, and  entertainment, live music concert theater at the NW University.  Not only photographing the exterior, additionally our photographic focus for the project was architectural pictures of the interior of Northwestern’s Recital Hall at Bienen School of Music auditorium, lecture hall style, 400 seat room performance theater, focusing in on the room’s large glass wall behind the stage. Our client is a Chicago Construction Company and they hired us for marketing, portfolio images of the company’s finished projects. Our client constructed the exterior and interior of the 40-foot glass wall at Recital Hall on Northwestern Campus, and the entire LEED building’s innovated exterior glass facade architecture outside of the Northwestern University’s newly constructed & building renovation expansion. (Miller + Miller also photographed exterior building construction photography of Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music)  Inside the performance hall, the theater’s impressive glass wall offers stunning views outside of Lake Michigan and a peek at the Chicago skyline down shore, viewable in the distance on a clear day.

The interior photos of Northwestern University’s Recital Hall Theater included wide-angle architectural room photography showcasing the combination of the newly constructed room architectural design details of wood and glass construction.  The room’s design of undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, is covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, providing optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording. Recital Hall is Northwestern University’s new gem for not only students, but music, concert, and musical performance theater productions to the public. The Bienen School of Music building, called the Patrick G Shirley W Ryan Center Musical Arts and Recital Hall Theater building on Northwestern University Evanston campus, has an impressive modern & green LEED gold certification design award. The college building’s architecture both outside and indoors was outstanding to photograph. The stunning architecture of the Bienen School of Music building at Northwestern has been awarded and featured several times since the $108 million dollar building’s construction was completed in 2015.

Northwestern University’s Musical Arts section of the campus renovation incorporated existing buildings and added on for an updated modern look redesign of the campus’s Bienen School of Music buildings. Our professional architectural interior photography skills provided our client with new construction photos showcasing the finished LEED building, restored and renovated concert, entertainment and performance theater. The Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall was named most impressive new Chicago concert facility by the Chicago Tribune.

This Recital Hall and Northwestern University Bienen School of Music & Center For Musical Arts Building Photography Construction Project is 1 of 15 buildings around Chicago and the suburbs we photographed for our Chicago Construction Company client. The commercial building photography and the best architectural angles photographs will be showcased inside the Construction Company’s marketing portfolio and as wall art images printed and showcased in frames around their office.

Miller + Miller Architectural Photography’s client list span several construction and building industries whether educational, commercial, design-build, builder, architects, property management, or residential project company.  We are a photographer with construction clients who build not only Chicago but Nationwide. Contact us to discuss your marketing photo needs or construction company’s architectural photography project. We travel and quote both Chicago or Nationwide commercial photography projects.

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music & Center For Musical Arts LEED Building Photos






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Last year, a highly respected and nationwide Commercial Construction company hired Miller + Miller to photograph buildings at Northwestern University.  The Northwestern University Bienen School of Music & Center For Musical Arts LEED Building photos project was one building from a list of 15 impressively designed buildings for this Miller + Miller Photography construction company client.   The Construction Company hired us to provide commercial design-build architectural photography property photos, with the series of photos focusing on photography of 15 Exterior Chicago Buildings Photographs for our client’s Construction Company’s portfolio. This large, multiple facilities photo project was an exciting win for us. Last year, we photographed the company’s Chicago area projects.  Looking forward to this year, our husband + wife, duo photographers company traveling Nationwide to additional locations.

The Bienen School of Music Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts at Northwestern University campus facility is situated on the Evanston lakefront of Lake Michigan. The building’s impressive design and its architecture has been honorably discussed since construction’s completion. The Bienen School of Music facility is a brand new building on Northwestern University’s campus. Designed by Chicago-based architectural firm Goettsch Partners. The building’s architectural design features a limestone base supporting the impressive Z-shaped modern, reflective exterior that is primarily glass which takes maximum advantage of the lakefront location and views of the Chicago skyline from Evanston. The music and communication building on Northwestern University sits on the Evanston campus’s southeastern edge with breathtaking & inspiring views onto its’ water frontage of Lake Michigan. The new arts building is green designed and has designation of LEED gold certification award. The Northwestern University school’s new music building has been named by the Chicago Tribune in harmony with the lakefront.  An architectural example of harmonization pairing the building design and well-defined purpose.








As Chicago commercial architectural photographers, it was easy to become artistically inspired while photographing the Bienen School of Music & Center building’s modern building’s eye-catching, dynamic architecture and lakefront natural setting.  The contemporary building has a shooting Z-shaped mass representative of a nautical lines of a ship.  The impressive architecturally designed building defines the eastern edge of the arts building, make sharp “z” shaped turning junctions from east turning to the west, sharply edging away from Lake Michigan. A large, light-filled atrium divides the university’s new additional from the original music building to create a majestic, new main entry and hall gathering space. With glass and metal architectural building elements, the new building’s architecture offers clear views on to the lake and Chicago skyline down shore. Awarded LEED Gold status, the building offers a variety of innovative features including a double-skin facade of iron and glass cladding, and a grey water system. All spaces met enormous acoustical and sound requirements, including the opera rehearsal room and choral recital. Our campus photography shoot included a couple of photographed interior theater photography. Click here to view our interior theater photography inside the Bienen School’s Recital Hall. As well as, architectural photos of the eastern side of the building along the campus’s frequently enjoyed new pedestrian and bike path with a minimalistic, modern wire cable railing divider providing unobstructing views to enjoy the outdoors and green lawn along Evanston’s beautiful lakefront.

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Center for the Arts building photo shoot on Northwestern University Campus is located at 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208. Additions, renovations, and construction of the modern constructed, $108 Million dollar, 152,000 square foot, 5 stories tall building was completed in 2015. Architecture of the Northwestern Bienen School of Music Center building by Architect Goettsch Partners. Additional building consultants include Structural Engineer Thornton Tomasetti, Cosentini Associates, General Contractor Power Construction Company, Landscape Architect Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, Kirkegaard Associates, Harmon Inc Schuler Shook, Jenkins & Huntington, V3 Companies of Illinois, Atelier Ten, Lend Lease, Epstein, E Cube, and AECOM.







It was Miller + Miller Architectural photography’s pleasure to obtain from the Chicago division of a trusted, building construction company the 15 location, multi building commercial construction architectural photography project.  The construction company has been a trusted partner in the country to manage commercial building facade projects and in turn they have trusted in us.  The client’s company translates architectural designs to engineered building enclosures. Specifically, the functional engineering application used to fabricate and install the exterior’s glass cladding system. A trusted partner in the country to manage building façade projects, they have a well deserving earned reputation which infuses national capabilities into talent-packed, local offices around the US. Forming partnerships with their clients, over 90% have become repeat customers for the firm, due to the construction company’s repeat satisfaction, reputation, and onsite from concept to completion starting with planning, engineering & design, manufacturing of the product, and project management of the construction process.

A National construction and engineering company with a Local presence in Chicago. The construction company who hired Miller + Miller Photography collaborates and builds many of Chicago’s most impressive commercial, medical campus, modern renovations, educational facilities, hotels, high-rises & skyscrapers, and the finest of architecture – many which will soon be iconic buildings throughout Chicago, the suburbs, and Nationwide to Dallas, Houston, Miami, Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Orlando, Minnesota, and more major destinations across America. Our client had a few simple requests for the photo project. Capture photography of their Construction Company’s best architectural projects and commercial buildings. An incredible list of locations to photograph, we were impressed upon reviewing the list of 15 buildings to photograph all remarkably constructed and engineered by the Construction Company, so we simply couldn’t wait to get started.  For each exterior building photo shoot, our client’s primary shoot desires were to showcase each building as one attention grabbing image for the company’s impressive construction marketing portfolio and feature those 15 best shots and images of the buildings as framed prints on the walls of their office.  The company’s new Chicago headquarters had blank walls, so they desired to showcase past construction projects as wall art through the hallways, boardroom, and executive staff members offices. Although only one final shot was requested, we couldn’t resist photographing this building from multiple angles, highlighting the structure’s unbelievable architecture.

This Northwestern University Bienen School of Music & Center For Musical Arts LEED Building  Photography Construction Project was 1 building out of a 15 buildings within the entire photography project.  Miller + Miller Photography is looking forward to photographing all of the Construction Company client’s showcase Commercial Buildings and Architecture over the next couple of years… not only just in Chicago, also traveling Nationwide. 

Miller + Miller Architectural Photography are Chicago commercial photographers who provides commercial photography and architectural photographs to a variety of clients, industries, organizations, and building companies in Chicago and suburban area in real estate development, architects, skyscraper, construction services, and design build construction. Visit our About Us page for a comprehensive look at the variety of commercial industries and Portfolio for more past projects photographs. Contact us to discuss your brand, marketing department, advertising, or construction company’s photography needs and architectural photos objectives.


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