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Bing Concert Hall

Ennead Architects

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dmadsen, hanley wood, llc

Project Name

Bing Concert Hall

Project Status


Year Completed



112,365 sq. feet


Stanford University


  • Nagata Acoustics America
  • Fisher Dachs Associates
  • Robert F. Mahoney & Associates
  • Sonitus
  • Boyce Nemec
  • Structural Engineer: Degenkolb Engineers
  • : Taylor Engineering
  • Plumbing Engineer: Taylor Engineering
  • Cornerstone Earth Group
  • Civil Engineer: Wilsey Ham
  • Electrical Engineer: The Engineering Enterprise
  • Landscape Architect: Office of Cheryl Barton
  • Atelier Ten
  • Gabel Energy Associates
  • Lighting Designer: Brandston Partnership
  • Heintges & Associates
  • Construction Specifications
  • Safir Rosetti (Guidepost Solutions)
  • Rolf Jensen & Associates
  • Lerch Bates
  • Kate Keating Associates, Propp + Guerin
  • Donnell Consultants Inc., Clare Randall-Smith
  • RMA Design Studios
  • CASE
  • Crystal
  • Situ Studio, Gemmiti Model Art

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Project Description

Stanford University and Ennead Architects have opened Bing Concert Hall, which will serve as the new home of the university’s music department, as well as Stanford Live, a program that brings performers of all genres to Stanford. Situated within Stanford’s campus arts district, the 112,365-square-foot Bing Concert Hall reinterprets existing campus architecture with a more contemporary expression by employing full-height, sliding curtainwall systems. The 842-seat performance venue also houses rehearsal spaces and a music library, and boasts sail-shaped, variable acoustic tuning devices; foot-thick concrete walls isolate the hall from outside noise, while angled acoustic wall reflectors and a double-curved ceiling reflector optimize sound within the hall. Light wells surround the central, oval-shaped main concert hall, allowing daylight to penetrate deep into the lobby area. Terraces on the north and south sides of the hall provide outdoor rehearsal spaces for performers, and gathering space for events, respectively, while the building forms visual connections with the rest of the campus arts buildings along its east-west axis, which terminates at the Polshek and Partners-designed Cantor Arts Center. Stanford University hopes that this addition will contribute to its Arts Initiative, which aims to refocus education around arts programming.

A fly-through video of the Bing Concert Hall can be seen here:
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