|Cal State Fullerton’s Performing
Arts Center Receives Design Award
Art center selected as one that "creates a new signature building within the heart of the CSUF campus."
October 19, 2006 :: No. 47
Fullerton’s Performing Arts Center was selected for an award for education
design from the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada in conjunction
with the American Institute of Architects California Council. The award will be presented Friday at the 2006 Concrete Masonry
Design Awards Banquet in Marina del Ray. The awards program
celebrates and honors achievement in the design and use of
concrete masonry products.
Partners Inc. of Los Angeles, which served as architect for
the project, describes the center’s design as one that “creates
a new signature building within the heart of the CSUF campus.”
Jury comments highlighted various aspects of the design: “The celebratory
entrance feature articulates and strengthens the campus plan,” noted
the judges. “The concrete masonry is a good juxtaposition with the glass
forms. …The roof forms are quite unique and eye catching.”
structure includes the 800-seat Meng Concert Hall, home to the university’s
choral and instrumental ensembles; the 250-seat, thrust-stage
Young Theatre; and the McGarvey Family Dance Studio, which
can accommodate instruction and performance before an audience
of 50. In addition, the center also houses rehearsal, laboratory,
studio and technical spaces.
Nabih Youssef & Associates
served as structural engineer. General contractors were Kajima
Construction Services for the first phase, followed by Hensel
Phelps Construction Co.
||Jay Bond, associate vice president for facilities management,
657-278-2122 or email@example.com
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