Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. has been awarded the contract for preconstruction services for the new Stanford Concert Hall at Stanford University. Construction of the world-class concert hall will begin in December 2009 and will be completed in the spring of 2012.
The 900-seat facility, which is located across Palm Drive from the Cantor Arts Center, is being designed by Polshek Partnership Architects, with Nagata Acoustics Inc. and Fisher Dachs Associates, theater planners. The Stanford Concert Hall was made possible by a lead gift from Helen and Peter Bing, '55.
"What we are designing and planning to build will be a world-class facility on par with the top concert halls in the world," said Doug Collins, project executive with Rudolph and Sletten. "The design and construction team was chosen by Stanford University specifically to deliver a world-class product."
The concert hall is being designed to be an acoustically exceptional hall that will be well suited for a range of music groups, including chamber, jazz, orchestral, multimedia, concert opera, and choral programs.
The two-story, 90,000-square-foot facility is being built with curved walls and surfaces that promote acoustical quality and require special expertise for fabrication. The hall will also be constructed as a building within a building to isolate the structure from outside acoustic interference.