The exceptional acoustics in the concert hall could not have been done without the work of J.J. Albanese crews. As JJA’s foreman put it when discussing the challenges of this project, “The measurements are in seconds and minutes; your tape [measure] is useless!”


The pride of Stanford University’s performing arts community, Bing Concert Hall is an 842-seat venue that offers an unparalleled experience for audiences. Laid out in a “vineyard” format surrounding the stage, every single seat is within 75 feet of the conductor, and the seats in the center section begin at the stage level, providing an intimate and up-close view of performing artists. The concert hall opened in January 2013 with a performance by the San Francisco Symphony. It received great reviews of its visually-striking appearance, but even more important, critics everywhere raved about the quality of sound.

The exceptional acoustics in the concert hall could not have been done without the work of J.J. Albanese crews. As JJA’s foreman put it when discussing the challenges of this project, “The measurements are in seconds and minutes; your tape [measure] is useless!” In order to enclose the structure, JJA used shotcrete in a 450-foot by 78-foot compound radius—no easy feat, but one that crews gladly took on.
Project Details
Project Name:
Bing Concert Hall

Project Date:
2010-04-04

Client:
Turner Construction Company

Scope:
Structural Concrete/Shotcrete

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