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Performing Arts


Our core principle in crafting artistic surroundings is to ignite the imagination of all involved, creating spaces that celebrate artistic freedom and transform thoughts into vibrant creative realities. Inspired by our clients' unique originality, we endeavor to design facilities that magnify and harness their extraordinary talents.

Through collaborative dialogue, we listen attentively to our clients' aspirations, infusing our expertise to bring their artistic dreams to life. Embracing cutting-edge technology and innovative design, we craft immersive environments that act as canvases for self-expression, empowering artists and performers to flourish. Our dedication to leaving a profound impact on the artistic landscape remains unwavering as we continue to co-create enchanting spaces that inspire and liberate the spirit of creativity.

Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

In 1971, the former Loew’s Penn Movie Palace was renovated to become the home of the world renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as a venue for opera, ballet, and traveling performances.  Under the leadership and vision of Jack Heinz, the 2,750-seat theater became the catalyst for the nationally recognized Pittsburgh Cultural District.  MCF has worked with the hall for over 45 years to provide updates to the facility, including an orchestra pit, support facilities, orchestra shell, renovated lobbies and restrooms, stage rigging and sound systems. Heinz hall is known throughout the world as an amazing symphonic music venue.

TYPE  Renovation


SIZE  +125,000 sqft.



2,750 seats
Grand Lobby
World Class Acoustics 
Garden Plaza

Benedum Center

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

The 2800-seat auditorium, lobby and restroom spaces were all authentically restored, including special new carpets and wall coverings to duplicate the original designs.  Plaster ornamentation, murals, paint colors, and aluminum leaf were all restored to their original glory. To ensure the finest acoustics, a new wooden proscenium was installed within the existing plaster arch that includes sound reflectors, accessible catwalks, and lighting positions.  A new nine-story addition expanded the stage to 114 feet by 86 feet, making it the largest column free stage in the country.  The addition also included dressing rooms, two major rehearsal spaces, office space, and a fully accessible orchestra pit.

TYPE  Restoration


SIZE  225,000 sqft.



2,800-Seat Auditorium
Enhanced Acoustics
Flexible Staging
Rehearsal Spaces
Multi-Purpose Performance Space
Orchestra Pit
Historic Restoration
3rd Largest Stage House In the Country

Sloan Music Center

Davidson College

The 3-level, 11,000 square foot Sloan Music Center was originally built as a library.  In its neoclassical style, two floors had large reading rooms on either side of the central entrance. With an abundance of natural light, these wonderfully large rooms lent themselves perfectly to form the new home for the Music Department.

TYPE  Renovation


SIZE  11,000 sqft.



Private Practice Rooms
Recital Hall