Soka University Performing Arts Center and Academic Building
Start / Completion Date:
April 2009 / October 2010
Soka University of America’s new Performing Arts Center and Academic Building project is located on 1.9 acres of the Soka University campus. The new Performing Arts Center is designated to become a venue in South Orange County for concerts, theater productions, lectures and assemblies, enhancing Soka University’s role as a cultural center and community gathering place. The $73 million project included construction of a three-level, 47,836 sq. ft. Performing Arts Center housing a reception lobby, various support spaces and a 1,200-seat auditorium. The 48,974 sq. ft. Academic Building is located next to and provides support for the Performing Arts Center. The new four-level academic building houses 11 classrooms, 29 faculty offices, a 150-seat black box theater, four dressing rooms, a rehearsal/dance studio, musician warm-up spaces and other support areas. The project team achieved 33% below Title 24 requirements for energy efficiency by utilizing the LEED Energy Cost Budget methodology.