"The Rockport Chamber Music Festival... has just set itself apart from the crowd with a striking new home... beautiful to the eye as well as to the ear... there is certainly no stinting on visual effects... not only [is the SLPC] a great little hall but a wonderful laboratory for experimentation, with... each result outdoing the one before."
James Oestreich, Critic
New York Times, June 2010
"The new Shalin Liu Performance Center is one of the best public gathering spaces to appear in years in the Boston Area."
Robert Campbell, Architecture Critic
The Boston Globe, Arts and Entertainment, June 6, 2010.
"A beautiful venue... the new hall is visually striking yet it still exudes a core warmth thanks to the intimacy of scale... This space conjure[s} a sense of calm focus. It is a hall for serious listening- and yet it rejects the notion that such listening requires a hermetic seal from the world outside... This is an essential new venue for the Boston area, perfectly scaled for chamber music."
Jeremy Eichler, Critic
Boston Globe, June 2010
"Marvelously crafted, acoustically refined... certainly the finest new performance center built in this part of the world in decades... The Shalin Liu Perfomance Center, situated right on the harbor, is a gorgeous, intimate facility."
Keith Powers, Critic
Boston Herald, June 2010.
"Working with Alan and Deborah has been a joy. The warmth and intimacy of their design captured the spirit and aspirations of our organization, the support of the Cape Ann Community, and the imagination of our donors."
Thomas Burger, Chairman of the Board
"This building is a special one of a kind gem. It is comfortable, it is gorgeous, it is intimate, it has excellent acoustics, and it comes with an ocean view... More than one person was moved to tears... Alan and Deborah you are amazing and we are so fortunate to have had the good sense to hire you! We received a better building than we ever could have imagined."