Epstein Joslin Architects

Featured Work

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Rockport Music, Rockport, MA

A 335-seat concert hall with lobby and upper floor reception room, inserted within the rebuilt and expanded historic Haskins Building on the main street of Rockport, MA, is the new home of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. The worn exterior of the mercantile edifice has been returned to its 1845 Second Empire splendor to enhance the charm of its historic village setting. The interior has been completely reconfigured as a world-class performance venue that integrates the beauty of the ocean setting on which it adjoins. The oceanfront façade has been reshaped to open all public rooms to the harbor and add a new joyful and scaled face to the town’s harbor edge.

Photography copyright by Robert Benson (1, 5-9, 11-13,& 16-17 ), Michael Lutch (2-4,& 10), Alan Joslin (13-15).

Project Completion Date

June 10, 2010

Project Cost

$13 Million

Project Size

17,300 GSF


Rockport Music
Rockport, MA

Owner's Representative

Design Technique Inc.
Newburyport, MA


Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
Milford, MA


Epstein Joslin Architects
Cambridge, MA

Alan Joslin, Principal-in-Charge
Deborah Epstein, Principal, Interior Design and Finishes
Marco Marraccini, Designer
Robert Picardi, Designer
Nino Sylvia, Designer
Olvier Wuttig, Designer
Tiffany Li, Model Maker
Gavin Reudisueli, Model Maker
Denver Thomas, Model Maker

Consultants for design team

Technical and Permitting: AECOM (Ray Porfilio)
Acoustician: Kirkegaard Associates
Theatre: Theatre Consultants Collaborative
Structure: Le Messurier Consultants, Inc.
MEP: TMP Consulting Engineers
Lighting: Ripman Lighting Consultants, Inc.
Civil and Landscape: Earth Tech
Cost Estimate: Daedalus Projects, Inc.
Signage: Wojciechowski Design
80 Trowbridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138 telephone: 617-868-1766 fax: 617-661-1148