[caption id="attachment_66425" align="alignnone" width="595"] Weill Hall at the Green Music Center on the Sonoma State University campus[/caption]
Location: 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
Owner: California State University, Sonoma
Cost: $150 million
Design: structure -- William Rawn and Associates; executive architect -- BAR Architects, AC Martin; landscape -- Quadriga Landscape Architecture & Planning; interior -- Puccini and Associates; kitchen -- Webb Design; hospitality center interior -- Puccini Group
Engineering: civil -- Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers; structural -- Ove Arup and Partners and Structural Design Group; geotechnical -- Klienfelder; acoustical -- Kirkegaard and AssociatesContractors, suppliers and consultants: general -- Rudolph and Sletten; plaster & drywall -- Anning-Johnson Company and North Bay Drywall & Plastering; mechanical -- Airco Mechanical, Peterson Mechanical and Flack + Kurtz (mechanical/electrical); plumbing -- J.W. McClenahan; electrical -- W. Bradley Electric and Lunardi Electric; MEP controls -- Acco Engineered Systems; fire suppression -- Superior Automatic Sprinklers and George M. Robinson & Company; painting -- A&B Painting; earthwork and utilities -- Ghilotti Construction and O.C. Jones and Sons; concrete and masonry -- McClone Construction Company, Cellcrete Corporation, Bratton Masonry and Amato Masonry; wood framing -- Richard Hancock; irrigation -- SWA Group, Aerco Pacific Landscaping and Shooter and Butts; water features -- Pacific Water Art; scaffolding -- Brand Scaffold; foodservice equipment -- Duray; acoustic ceiling tiles and panels -- Dana Kitchens and Associates and Performance Contracting; tile -- Robert’s Tile and North Coast Tile and Stone; doors -- Interstate Door Sales and Midstate Specialties; partitions -- Won-Door Corporation (accordion) and Partition Specialties (operable); roofing -- Lawson Roofing Company and Western Roofing Service; insulation -- F. Rodgers Insulation and RES-COM Insulation; wood flooring -- HY Floor; reinforcing -- Conco Companies; structural steel -- Davison Iron Works; metal decking -- Deck West; millwork and casework -- Fetzer Woodwork and Quality Cabinet; sheet metal and flashing -- Valley Sheet Metal Company; toilet accessories -- Service Metal Products and Rebarber Enterprises; windows, storefronts and glazing -- Center Glass; theatrical lighting -- Sacramento Theatrical Lighting; audio-visual -- PCD Audio; motorized stage and variable acoustics -- Pook Diemont & Ohl; seating -- Theatre Solutions; window blinds -- Drapery Concepts; elevators -- ThyssenKrupp Elevator; theatrical consultant -- Auerbach, Pollock, Friedlander
Project management: SSU -- John Bond, Christopher Dinno, Richard Marker, John Regnier, Floyd Ross and Bruce Walker; CSU -- Pat Drohan, Stephanie Giordano and Vi San Juan
ROHNERT PARK -- While early plans for the magnificent and unrivaled Donald and Maureen Green Music Center on the campus of Sonoma State University date back to 1996, construction activities did not begin in earnest until March 1, 2006. The center officially opened this year on Sept. 29.
The initial concept for the center began with the Green family’s dream to create a choral recital hall on campus and see it grow to become a world-class arts center.
When Mr. and Mrs. Green, along with SSU President Ruben Armiñana and his wife, Marne Olson, visited the Seiji Ozawa Concert Hall at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts in the 1990s, they were impressed with its acoustical perfection and intrigued by its design. They wanted to replicate it on the SSU campus.
Fundraising for this project started with an initial contribution from the Green family and was capped by a generous $12 million gift from the Joan and Sanford I. Weill. These funds, combined with an outpouring of donations from nearly 1,800 donors supplemented with private funding and state bond support, combined to make the Green Music Center a reality.
The center is more than an elegant venue for musical artists, vocalists and dancers. It is an outstanding multi-use educational environment for students, as well as an elegant hospitality venue and an executive retreat center.