Hill Auditorium today is once again a proud architectural and cultural feature that demonstrates both the grand tradition and cultural richness of the University of Michigan.

QEA renewed this internationally acclaimed auditorium designed by Detroit architect Albert Kahn. The comprehensive renovation crafted new functional requirements of a 21st century performing arts facility into the historic structure and restored the historic character defining features that are critical to the tradition of the building. A limited addition was constructed that complimented the original design to accommodate the new loading dock and ADA access between front lobby and back stage areas.


  • Comprehensive renovation, restoration and modernization of acclaimed auditorium
  • Expanded lobby space, circulation, and restrooms
  • Reconfigured seating providing greater accessibility
  • 3,575 seats
  • Built in 1913
  • Listed on National Register of Historic Places as part of Campus Historic District


  • 2005 Honor Award for Architecture, American Institute
  • of Architects
“Their ideas are compelling, they deliver their work on time, they’re wonderful to work with, their results make their clients happy, and they win major awards for their projects. This is the Quinn Evans I know.”

Kenneth C. Fischer, President, University Musical Society