New York-based Artec Consultants has been selected to provide theatre planning, theatre equipment and acoustic consulting for a new National Philharmonic Hall in Budapest, Hungary. The architect for this 1900-seat hall is Zoboki Demeter and Partners, based in Budapest. In addition to the main concert hall, this government-sponsored project also includes a 550-seat opera house, several rehearsal halls, and a museum of Hungarian folklore. Artec plans to open a new office in Budapest to work on this project. Additional information about Artec and their projects, including the new Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, can be found at