Bio

Alban Bassuet is an internationally recognized venue designer, planner and acoustician. He practiced for 15 years at the design and engineering firm Arup in New York. He has created the venue concepts and designed the acoustics of some of the most innovative venues in the world such as the new Greek National Opera House, Le Rosey Concert Hall in Switzerland, the Recital Hall at the Tippet Rise Art Center, or the new contemporary music and opera space at Brown University. Recognized for pushing the boundaries of representation of the arts, he has collaborated on installation projects with artists such as James Turrell, Ensamble Studio, Ai Wei Wei, Philip Glass, Mark di Suvero, Patrick Dougherty, and Lou Reed, which contribute to his inspiration for creating forward-looking performance spaces. 

Alban's work also finds inspiration in his earlier research work at IRCAM and from his unique and academically recognized research study in historical European music spaces. More recently, Alban was the executive director of the revolutionary 10,000-acres Tippet Rise Art Center, recognized as the new worldwide destination for the art and music, where he led the new facility's planning, architectural and acoustical design and curating and sitting of artwork and music programming. 

In 2017, he founds PresenceLab, a product and design company dedicated to the creation of contemporary performing art venue structures with great acoustics, and affordable to mid-size communities.

alban.bassuet@presence-lab.com