About the Building

Over the last several decades, the Hoover Institution has experienced significant growth in size, scope and influence. As a consequence, Hoover requires additional space to house its scholars and administrators, and to convene policy conferences and workshops.

The two-story, 55,000 gsf David and Joan Traitel Building will add new capacity in both offices and conferencing facilities in order to meet this demand for policy-oriented research and dissemination. The top floor will house the administrative headquarters of the Hoover Institution. The ground floor will be a major conferencing center, featuring the 400-seat Hauck Auditorium, named in honor of Everett “Sparky” Hauck and his wife, Jane, and Blount Hall, a dining-multipurpose room for 440, named in honor of Bill Blount.

Guests will be welcomed through a transparent, glass pavilion that will look out on the Hoover Tower and lead to a semi-private courtyard named in honor of Art Hall and his wife, Joanne. An arcade will be constructed along Crothers Way to connect the new facility to the existing Hoover buildings.

Designed by William Rawn Associates of Boston with help from Cody Anderson Wasney of Palo Alto, the new building is expected to open in the summer of 2017.

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Amenities

Fine Print

Events can take place any time between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.Hoover does not provide an event manager for outside events. For Traitel Building events booked more than 90 days in advance, Hoover can only offer a soft hold on dates/spaces. Full confirmation of dates/spaces becomes available once the event is 90 days away.

Contact Information

To inquire about renting space at Traitel, please click here
For additional information or other questions contact traitelevents@stanford.edu or call 650-721-7869.

Available Spaces

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Everett And Jane Hauck Auditorium

This light-filled venue features excellent acoustics, state-of-the-art A/V capabilities, and theater-style seating for 400 guests. The distinctive, scalloped ceiling and wood trim finishes throughout set the lecture hall apart from other convening spaces on campus. Generously sized yet intimate, Hauck Auditorium is a noteworthy addition to Stanford University.

Details

  • Seats 400
  • Comfortable, theater-style chairs with arm rest, leg room, floor-fed climate control, and lap pad (wheelchair accessible and removable chairs also available).
  • Attached green room (see details in amenities section)
  • State-of-the-art A/V capabilities for presenting, recording, and live streaming
  • Full-coverage, built-in speaker system
  • 4 cameras for recording (2 in back, 2 flanking stage)
  • HD projector
  • Theater-sized dropdown projection screen
  • 6 handheld mics and 8 lapel mics
  • In-room AV control booth
  • Acoustic wood ceilings carry excellent sound throughout the room
  • Built-in hearing loop system provides an automatically boosted signal to guest with hearing aids
  • Overflow speakers in adjacent arcade
  • Stage with movable lectern, optional Stanford branding on back wall, and multiple light scenes
  • No food or drinks are allowed (water okay)

 

William Blount Hall

William Blount Hall

Decorated with posters from Hoover’s world-renowned archival collection, Blount Hall is a spacious dining and multipurpose room that seats 440 guests. The room opens to the building’s outdoor courtyard and Welcoming Pavilion/reception area, offering plenty of natural light and easy access to other spaces. Rental includes use of designer dining chairs and 66-inch round tables.

Details

  • Seats 440 in rounds
  • Adjacent plating area and full catering kitchen (see amenities section below for more details)
  • Conveniently located event office
  • A/V system
  • 2 built-in line array speakers, expansion capability for subwoofer and fill speakers
  • 4 HD cameras
  • 2 recessed ceiling projectors
  • 2 drop-down projector screens
  • 6 handheld and 8 lapel mics
  • Separate A/V control room
  • Optional modular stage
  • 44 round tables and 440 chairs included in rental
  • Glass folding doors open to courtyard via East Arcade
  • West doors open to Pavilion/reception area
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Welcoming Pavilion

This glass-walled room is adjacent to the building’s main Lasuen Mall entrance and lobby area. The pavilion opens up to the building’s semi-private courtyard and serves as pre-function space for the building’s dining/multipurpose room and auditorium.

Details

  • A/V system
  • 2 built-in speakers
  • Music playback capability monitor or be preloaded with content
  • 3 handheld and 2 lapel mics
  • iPad control system
  • East doors hold-open to allow indoor/outdoor access for events
  • Adjacent reception desk
  • Lounge style seating included by default (can be altered only with prior approval)
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