Oceanside High School, Performing Arts Center

Oceanside, California


"The Oceanside Unified board of trustees unanimously slected an architect from amoung five finalists to design the Oceanside Performing Arts Center"

The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • The new performing arts center promises to be a vital hub of activity, drawing in both the high school community and the citizens of Oceanside.

  • The new Performing Arts Center for Oceanside High School in Oceanside, California celebrates the rich architectural heritage of the existing campus by adding a new component that speaks to the 21st century.
  • The transparency of public areas and its dramatic, sculptural forms create a new animated landmark for the School District and City of Oceanside.
  • The new performing arts center bridges two needs: a music and theater venue for the city which builds on the traditions of great public spaces by Gill, Moore and others; and a teaching facility that is a place of experimentation and innovation for the next generation.
  • The Lobby is viewed as a multi-purpose venue uniting the plaza and two performance halls so that it acts as an event space, an exhibition gallery and a performance venue in its own right.

people involved in this project:

Jennette M. La Quire

Pre K-12 + Community Education Design Studio

John R. Dale

Pre K-12 + Community Education Design Studio