Stanford University, Bing Concert Hall
Description: The 844-seat, 112,000sf Bing Concert Hall will be an acoustically brilliant venue that will be well suited to a wide spectrum of music performances. Named in honor of major supporters Helen and Peter Bing, the building will be located at the gateway to the Stanford campus, adjacent to the existing Frost Amphitheater, at the east end of Museum Way, with its main entry plaza facing the existing Cantor Arts Center on the other side of Palm Drive. Construction of the Concert Hall is expected to be completed in summer 2012, with the first public performances occurring in January 2013. For Stanford, the $111.9 million hall underscores a commitment to the arts that began with the Arts Initiative, a university-wide effort to integrate the arts and creativity into all fields of study.