Evergreen Valley College Arts Center
San Jose, CA
This new three building complex includes educational facilities for Performing Arts, Music, and Visual Arts, including a theater. The site totals 3.85 acres, and the buildings are 53,000 s.f.
A large open plaza is designed in a dramatic geometric pattern and serves as a campus gateway, a place to linger and socialize, and an outdoor artwork display space. Large canopy trees provide shade over an abundance of concrete seat walls. Steps and ramps became an important design element due to a significant amount of grade change. Existing planting and other features were retained around the periphery of the site. New planting reflects the surrounding natural environment, including a number of grasses and bioswales to filter surface runoff.
- Date : 2009
- Client : Steinberg Architects
- Status : Completed
- Location : San Jose CA