At Benaroya Hall — Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
Co-presented by Seattle Art Museum. Sponsored by NBBJ and Sellen Construction Company with support from Reed, Longyear, Malnati, Ahrens & West, PLLC.
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Renowned architect and theorist Charles Jencks is most famous for his writings on postmodern architecture.
His influential book The Language of Post-Modern Architecture(1977) extended the concept of postmodernism from literary criticism to the visual arts. He is author of more than thirty books, including Towards a Symbolic Architecture (1985), The Architecture of the Jumping Universe (1995), and The Garden of Cosmic Speculation (2003). His most recent book, The Iconic Building, analyzes world-famous structures by Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, and Rem Koolhaas, among other leading architects. Jencks’s own innovative work includes the dramatic and radical landscaping project, Landform, for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Charles Jencks divides his time among lecturing, writing, and designing in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia. He earned degrees in English literature and architecture at Harvard and in architectural history at the University of London. He lives in Scotland.
Benaroya Hall — Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
This event will be held in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. The Recital Hall is located on the upper level of Benaroya Hall, up the stairs to the left side of the Box Office. Benaroya Hall is located at 200 University Street, directly across Second Avenue from the Seattle Art Museum. The public entrance to Benaroya Hall is along Third Avenue.
From Southbound I-5 Take the Union Street exit (#165B). Continue onto Union Street and proceed approximately five blocks to Second Avenue. Turn left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
From Northbound I-5 Exit left onto Seneca Street (exit #165). Proceed two blocks and turn right onto Fourth Avenue. Continue two blocks. Turn left onto Union Street. Continue two blocks. Turn left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
From Northbound Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue) Take the Seneca Street exit and move into the left lane. Turn left onto First Avenue and proceed one block. Take the next right (at the Hammering Man sculpture) onto University Street. Continue up the hill two blocks to Third Avenue. Turn left onto Third Avenue. Continue to the next block and turn left onto Union Street. Make the next left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
From Southbound Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue) Take the Denny Way/Downtown exit. Keep right and cross over Denny Way onto Wall Street. Proceed approximately five blocks and turn left onto Second Avenue. Continue south on Second Avenue approximately eight blocks. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
Benaroya Hall is served by numerous bus routes. Digital reader boards along Third Avenue display real-time bus arrival information. For details and trip planning tools, call Metro Rider Information at 206.553.3000 (voice) or 206.684.1739 (TDD), or visit Metro online. The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, served by bus and light rail, has a stop just below the Hall (University Street Station).
The 430-car underground garage at Benaroya Hall provides direct access from the enclosed parking area into the Hall via elevators leading to The Boeing Company Gallery. Enter the garage on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street. Maximum vehicle height is 6’8″. Blink charging stations are available for electric vehicles. The event rate is $16.
Parking is also available at:
The Cobb Building (enter on University Street between Third and Fourth Avenues).
The Russell Investments Center (enter on Union Street between First and Second Avenues).
There are many other garages within a one-block radius of Benaroya Hall, along with numerous on-street parking options.
All of our venues have accessible seating and listening devices available. Click here for more information about accessibility and ADA services at Benaroya Hall.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.621.2230 x10 for more details and to let us know you’re coming so we can better accommodate your needs.