PLU Mary Baker Russell Music Center


The Mary Baker Russell Music Center houses the Lagerquist Concert Hall—a 535-seat, state-of-the art performance venue. Constructed with strict acoustical considerations that were incorporated into the structural design, the hall walls were built of brick and concrete masonry in order to support unique curved precast concrete ceiling components. A prominent and prided feature of the concert hall is a 54-stop Paul Fritts Organ that is supported on a platform above the stage. The building follows the slope of the site down the hillside and also houses classrooms, faculty studios and practice rooms.