National Music Museum


Client: University of South Dakota | Locations: Vermillion, SD
Date of Completion: 2020 | Area: 28,545 s.f. (renovation) 17,322 s.f. (addition)
Collaboration: Schwartz Silver (Boston)

Koch Hazard Architects and Schwartz/Silver Architects (Boston, MA) undertook planning and preliminary design for a renovation and expansion of the National Music Museum on the University of South Dakota’s campus in 2010. After nearly a decade of fundraising, the completed project includes new and upgraded galleries and 118-seat Recital Hall supported by a conservation lab, classroom, working library and support spaces designed for growth considerations to the year 2035. The National Music Museum Addition and Renovation project was a 2022 AIA South Dakota Design Merit award Winner.

National Music Museum Award Booklet

National Music Museum 2020 Holiday Short – “Silent Night,” Ioana Galu and Sonja Kraus