A 105,000-square-foot music village in the vineyards was designed to include a 1,400 seat concert hall opening to lawn seating for 2,000, along with an adjoining 300-seat recital/rehearsal hall, a donors’ lounge, reception lobbies, music practice rooms, musician and performer support spaces, and teaching studios. The facility serves as the home of the Santa Rosa Symphony, a touring venue for popular musical artists and dance groups, a University conference center, and the main home for the University’s Music Department. (Alan Joslin, as a Principal-in-Charge of Design with William Rawn Associates, Architects; executive architect A.C. Martin Partners, Inc.)

 

Realization

...Weill Hall is not simply the most physically and acoustically beautiful concert/symphony hall in Northern California, it is also a musical instrument singing forth the finest pianissimos on the piano and fullest sounds an orchestra makes...
— Robert P. Commanday, Editor, San Francisco Classical Voice

Project Data

STATUS: Completed 2012

SIZE: 105,000 sf

COST: $110 million

Project Credits

OWNER: Sonoma State University

CONTRACTOR: Rudolph and Sletten

ARCHITECT: William Rawn Associates, Architects; A.C. Martin Partners, Inc., executive architect

IMAGE COPYRIGHT: Charles Gesell, Photography; Al Forrester, Renderings

Honors and Awards

2017 North Bay Bohemian: Best Outdoor Music Venue
2016 North Bay Bohemian: Best Outdoor Music Venue
2014 CSU Facilities Management Conference: Best Practice in Architecture and Engineering Award
2014 CSU Facilities Management Conference: Overall Best Practice Award
2012 North Bay Business Journal: Top Real Estate Projects Special Award