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Frost Amphitheater Renovation


Project Description

Frost Amphitheater is a Stanford treasure. Its size allows it to accommodate large audiences for performance as well as university events. Its atmosphere, with outdoor seating in a tree-lined bowl, is highly prized by the Stanford community and the Bay Area public. Additionally, its location in the Arts District offers an ideal place to add a significant new dimension to the cultural vitality of the Stanford campus.

It is envisioned that Frost would be used for many events. The main focus would be University events during the academic year, particularly as the student body expands; a performance series featuring well known popular musicians who will attract a large audience; and a summer symphony series.

The project scope includes: a new stage house with dressing rooms, a green room, performance infrastructure including audio visual equipment; additional restroom facilities for patrons and performers; a service tunnel to the stage house to allow for easier load-in; and a pedestrian tunnel that provides ADA access from the Roth Entry.


Project Data

Department/School:  Office of the Vice President for the Arts
Architect:  CAW Architects
Contractor:  Devcon
Gross Square Feet:  14,756
Construction Schedule:  Summer 2017 - End of 2018
Construction Hours:  7am - 4pm



Safety Reminders

  • No unauthorized persons may enter the construction site without the authorization of Devcon.
  • Any Stanford visitor to the site needs to be accompanied by staff from the Department of Project Management.
  • Hard hats, closed toe shoes, long pants and shirts with sleeves are required on the jobsite at all times.


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