Royce Hall is a building on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Designed by the Los Angeles firm of Allison & Allison in the Italian Romanesque Revival style and completed in 1929,
it is one of the four original buildings on UCLA's Westwood campus and has come to be the defining image of the university.
Named after Josiah Royce, a California-born philosopher who received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in 1875, the building's exterior is modeled after Milan's Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio.
Severely damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, it underwent a $70.5 million restoration that was completed in December 1997. The hall, post renovation, covered 191,547 square feet (17,795.3 m2).
Due to its acclaimed acoustics and 6,600-pipe E.M. Skinner/Robert Turner pipe organ, expanded by Robert Turner in 1995, the building's 1,833-seat concert hall has often been used for recording sessions of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
It serves as one of the home venues for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Luminaries who have appeared on its stage include musicians George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and Ella Fitzgerald, and speakers Albert Einstein and John F. Kennedy.
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