The recently opened Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has not only revitalized the region it serves, but has dramatically changed the Kansas City, Missouri skyline. With its sweeping façade clad in stainless steel, glass and pre-cast concrete enveloping an impressive 285,000 square feet of space, the scope of the project is only matched by its design prowess. Helmed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the Kauffman Center is as practical as it is expressive, designed as a model of functionality, accessibility and sustainability. However, as a $386 million investment in the future of the arts, the facility is only as good as the acoustical principles of its concert halls. It is in one of those halls where GKD-USA metal fabric plays a starring role.