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Theatre Design / Architectural Lighting

Soka University of America - Performing Arts Center & Academic Building

The Soka Performing Arts Center meets the varied needs of the University with an elegant and easily operated facility that provides exceptional intimacy and aural quality. The Concert Hall’s seating configurations can accommodate up to 1,200 patrons for concerts, lectures, dance, drama, spoken word and convocations. A system of easily accessible catwalks and a two-tiered rigging and lighting grid is incorporated into the room’s architectural and acoustic environment.

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Soka University of America – Performing Arts Center & Academic Building

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Performing Arts Center

Description

The facility supports a wide variety of performance events and groups, including University concerts, theatrical productions and commencement, in addition to community and professional touring companies.

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Performing Arts Center

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Drama and dance production occurs throughout the year.

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Performing Arts Center

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Catwalks and fore stage tension grid accommodates both architectural and theatrical lighting.

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Exterior

Description

The feature curved wood lobby walls are washed with light to reveal the volume and form of the space and provide an inviting destination when viewed through the expansive glass curtain wall at night.

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Nelson Mandela Hall

Description

The Black Box Theatre in Nelson Mandela Hall serves as a studio classroom and supports a variety of student productions with flexible configurations that encourage experimentation within the technically advanced studio.

Project Details

Location

Aliso Viejo, California

Discipline

Theatre/Performance Environments / Architectural Lighting

Size

47,836 SF Performing Arts Center (1,200 Seat Concert Hall) / 48,974 SF Nelson Mandela Hall (250 Seat Black Box)

Partners

ZGF Architects (Architect) / Nagata Acoustics (Acoustics)

Photo Credit

© Nick Merrick/Hedrich Blessing

Services

Facility Programming / Theatre Design / Theatrical Lighting System / Theatrical Rigging System / Theatrical Automation Controls / Orchestra Lift
Variable Architecture / Machinery Design / Interior Architectural Lighting

Certification

LEED Gold

Awards

2018, Mondo* dr Magazine Awards, Theatre Category