Andrew J. Brady Icon Music Center - Knight Wall Systems

Case Studies

Andrew J. Brady Icon Music Center

Cincinnati, OH

  • Architect: GBBN
  • General Contractor: Messer
  • Installer: Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal
  • Panels: Non-insulated MWP, fiber cement, and metal soffit/louvers

Designed to connect audiences to the exhilaration of live music, the Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center (the Icon) will reshape the pulse of public space at Cincinnati’s riverfront. In a city known for diverse cultural spaces that span generations — Music Hall, the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Ensemble Theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare’s Otto M. Budig Theater, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center—the impact of the Icon will reverberate beyond the building. It will re-shape how people throughout the region engage with public space along the banks of the Ohio River.

Seating 4,400 people on three levels will capture the thrill of a crowd, while fostering the feeling of an intensely personal experience—for both patron and performer.

  • Color-changing exterior lighting will bring a visual experience to suit the performance, including perforated, color-shifting metal panels that will make a dynamic facade for day and night.
  • The drop-off and pick-up location for guests faces the Ohio River highlighting a key feature of being at the venue.