Royce Hall Facts and Information
As a part of the original UCLA campus, the Royce Hall is a concert hall completed in 1929 and stands as one of the first four buildings that have come to symbolize UCLA. Designed by the Allison & Allison firm, they modeled the building in the fashion of an Italian Romanesque revival after the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio in Milan .
Named for American Philosopher who lived from 1955 until 1916, Josiah Royce, who is credited with being the founder of the Harvard School of Logic. The Royce Hall is just one of his three legacies that stand today.
The Royce Hall survived severe earthquake damage after the 1994 Northridge Quake rattled Los Angles. An astounding $70.5 million was put forth its restoration, completed in 1997.
Today the Hall covers 191, 547 square feet. It is known for its 6,000-pipe Skinner organ. In the past, it has been the recording- session choice for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and is home to the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
In the past, musical legends George Gershwin and Ella Fitzgerald have performed there, and Albert Einstein and John F. Kennedy have given speeches. Today it is beautiful as ever. At night torches surrounding the concert hall illuminate and highlight the stunning and intricate architecture, and due to the nature of the 'natural' lighting, preserve its Roman influences.
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