Monday, April 15, 2024

VOA Providing Conceptual Design Services to Orlando Music Institute


Orlando, FL, USA — The Orlando, FL office of international architecture, planning and interior design firm, VOA Associates Incorporated, has been selected to provide conceptual design services for the newly proposed Orlando Music Institute. Dedicated to giving children an inspiring environment to learn music, be creative, and grow personally, the design will be used to promote the organization through the development and fund-raising stage, with a targeted construction commencement date of summer 2015.

“The Orlando Music Institute Foundation would like to express its deepest gratitude to VOA for helping us cast vision and design for a one-of-a-kind music school for children in Central Florida”, said James Zimbardi, Founder of the Orlando Music Institute Foundation.“ This project brings our strong portfolio of classical performance spaces to Central Florida with a design that will lift our region’s educational facilities”, said Jonathan Douglas, AIA – Managing Principal for the firm’s Orlando office.

The new 43,000 square-foot building’s design reflects a timeless, elegant yet practical atmosphere for visiting artists and students. It will include a recital hall, practice and lesson rooms, a recording studio, several courtyards, temporary living quarters, and a rooftop patio. This ideal setting will make

classically-based music exciting and interesting for the next generation to learn. This new facility is instrumental for Orlando Music Institute to provide the highest level of music education in Central Florida. To learn more about the Orlando Music Institute Foundation’s mission and proposed design, please visit

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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