Napa, CA— Construction is under way for the new instructional center for performing arts at Napa Valley College in Napa. Designed by the San Francisco office of HGA Architects and Engineers, the complex will include multiple spaces for music and theater department performances and instruction.
HGA has coordinated with a number of consultants, as well as vetted the design with faculty, staff and students, to best accommodate several academic and performance uses within the center. The resulting 48,000-square-foot facility will feature a 550-seat theater; a black box theater; music recital venue; theater, choral, orchestral, and piano rehearsal spaces; offices; and a scene and costume shop.
The instructional center for performing arts will serve as a state-of-the-art teaching and performance center, welcoming visitors at the north entrance of the campus. The facility will also further Napa Valley College's mission to engage students by providing high-quality programs and services that promote learning.
The center is part of the $133.8-million bond measure passed by Napa County voters in 2002. In addition to providing design services, HGA has also been assisting the college in securing private donations to enhance the project.