Theaters & Auditoriums
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
We developed two schemes for a new performing arts campus for 300 students in a 50,000 SF complex to be located in old town Pasadena. The project required two theaters, classrooms, retail spaces, parking and the renovation of a 2-story, 13,000 SF historic structure on the adjacent property. Scheme I is a 3-story structure designed in a contemporary Mediterranean style. It sits on a double lot with retail space on the street and parking behind. The second and third levels consist of an open-air campus with classrooms, theaters, etc. Scheme 2 is a 4-story complex, Mediterranean/Italian in character. The design is half the lot size of Scheme I. The roof of the building is the open air campus with theaters and food facilities.