Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall
Photography by David Wakely and courtesy Sonoma State University
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall
Mar 07, 2013 William Rawn composes a symphony of wood for a music hall at Sonoma State University
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Joan and Sanford I Weill Hall _01 Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall Windows on three sides of Weill Hall afford views of the beautiful, green landscape of Sonoma County, while also flooding the space with natural light.

Photography by David Wakely

 
Joan and Sanford I Weill Hall _02 Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall Almost entirely enveloped in wood, Weill Hall features a palette of beech, honey-hued Douglas fir, and white maple for the stage. Its layout is  composed of a stage to one side with audience seating on the ground level and two encircling balcony levels.

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Joan and Sanford I Weill Hall _03 Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall The narrow shoebox shape of the hall optimizes sound clarity and resonance.

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Joan and Sanford I Weill Hall _04 Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall The 54-foot-wide sliding barn doors open onto a terraced lawn that can accommodate an additional 3,000 concertgoers outside.

Photography by David Wakely



 
Joan and Sanford I Weill Hall _05 Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall The exterior of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall.

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