ASA 129th Meeting - Washington, DC - 1995 May 30 .. Jun 06

4aAA8. Orchestra shell design and manufacture: The Wenger way.

Ron Probst

Todd Benjamin

Wenger Corp., 555 Park Dr., Owatonna, MN 55060

Wenger Corporation has manufactured orchestra shells for educational and professional spaces for over 30 years. This paper will present the design philosophy behind the Wenger line of acoustic shells. Pros and cons of standardized equipment versus custom design and manufacture will be discussed. Also, the methodology behind the design and development of the Diva Acoustic Shell and many of its innovative features will be examined.