Affiliate Corporate

Corporations enjoying the benefits of Affiliate Membership welcome inquiries and look forward to sharing information about their products and services with ICFAD members and arts executives in higher education. We appreciate their involvement in and support of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans. 

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Sound is central to the arts. Spaces for the fine and performing arts must support and enhance aesthetic experience and social connection. The acoustical design of a theatre or concert hall builds a connection between performers and audience, and shapes the overall experience. Similarly, the acoustics in rehearsal and teaching spaces must allow performers to hear one another clearly and without excessive loudness. In museums and galleries, appropriate acoustics help to direct attention to the artwork and to foster the social connections that are so important to students, patrons, and creators of art. Acentech’s Studio A partners with higher education clients to develop and realize new or renovated performance and fine arts spaces. 

Benjamin Markham
(617) 499-8000

designLAB architects is a Boston-based studio devoted to creating places that reflect the mission and identity of educational, cultural and civic institutions. Their studio has planned and built numerous innovative learning environments for the visual and performing arts, each creating vibrant new entities engaged with their communities. designLAB sees each project as an opportunity to enrich and revitalize the community it serves.

John Branagan 
(617) 350-3005


Our expertise realizes the full acoustic design potential of performing arts, educational and cultural spaces. Owners and architects rely on us to inspire memorable sensory experiences in performing arts, education and cultural spaces.

Mark Holden
(203) 838-4167



Since 1853, Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty and investment value. Because of a dedication to continuous improvement, today’s Steinway remains the choice of nine out of ten concert artists, and is the preferred piano of countless institutions of higher learning throughout the world. For more information, visit, or click on our logo.

Sally Coveleskie
(718) 204-3118


TCC is a team of industry veterans and creative thinkers that joined forces in 2003 to assist our clients through the complex process of theatre programming, planning and design, as well as the design and integration of specialized performance systems. Our goal as The Collaborative is to connect with users, architects and engineers to craft exciting and unique venues where performance comes to life.

Jillian Brown
(919) 929-7443