Soka University Performing Arts Center

The broadly international student body is now served by a concert venue and studio theater that supports a range of programming as broadly diverse as the students it serves.

Aliso Viejo, California  |  Education  |  2012  |  with ZGF

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, architects for the Soka Performing Arts Center, Nagata Acoustis, prinicpal acousticians for the project supported by Robert F Mahoney & Associates andh key University leaders completely re-invented the building program in order to achieve the greatest experience possible for the vast spectrum of events the campus hosts. Performers like Yuja Wang, St Petersburg Philharmonic and the Pacific Symphony have all garnered rave reviews for their performances here and for the acoustics of the hall itself. 

A studio theater, dance performance space and a classroom block complete the installation. "The facility is a fantastic venue that offers terrific sound quality, a rarity in a multipurpose hall." Mark Swed, LA Times.