Music Academy of the West - Hind Hall

Project:  Hind Hall - Montecito, CA
Client:  Music Academy of the West - Montecito, CA
Architect:  PMSM Architects - Santa Barbara, CA

The 5,972 square foot Hind Hall project also includes 1,515 square feet of covered walkways and loading dock and 733 square feet of renovated space for instrument storage in the Lehrer Studios Building.


  • A large percussion ensemble room for teaching and rehearsal
  • A large ensemble studio for string quartet rehearsals, chamber music instruction, and orchestral sectional rehearsals
  • Six faculty teaching studios designed for instruction and ensemble coaching
  • Seven new Steinway Model “O” Pianos
  • Enhanced technology infrastructure to accommodate distance learning
  • Climate-controlled instrument storage
  • A redesigned loading dock making transport into Hahn Hall more efficient