Project name: Pennsylvania State University Recital Hall
Project location: University Park, Pennsylvania
Firm name: William Rawn Associates, Architects with Bostwick Design Partnership
Jury comments: Pennsylvania State University Recital Hall sets the stage for immersive, inclusive performances. Re-imagining what a musical experience can be, the architect maximizes the audience’s access to the performers, creating a single transparent space with excellent acoustics and a variety of viewpoints. Even from the outside, passersby can intimately experience rehearsals and recitals, as if they were backstage.
Client: Pennsylvania State University
Images: Robert Benson
Consultants: Barton Associates; Civil Stahl Sheaffer Engineering; LeMessurier; Lemonbrooke; NextStage Design; Pennsylvania State University; PJ Dick; Talaske; Venue