Icicle Creek Center for the Arts

Icicle Canyon, WA


The Music of the Spheres

Icicle Creek Music Center is a 15,000sf music education campus located in the Cascade Mountains, serving residency programs, chamber music festivals, symphony camps, and individual study. With building forms inspired by regional rock formations, the facility inspires outdoor campus gathering and focused programming including a master recital hall, group rehearsal, group lodges, individual rehearsal studios, and administrative offices.

With an embrace of landscape forms in the foreground and distance, visitors are immersed in the beauty of Icicle Canyon. With framed views of stone outcroppings and ridgelines, sunsets, and tall Ponderosa Pines, the buildings create an aperture to the landscape that provides an inspiring experience to visitor and residency artist alike.

Mark Johnson: design lead and project manager. Jones and Jones: Architect of record