Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - performing arts centers

Designers: CO Architects (firm); Driver, C.W., Incorporated, Building Contractor (firm); Martin, John A., and Associates, Incorporated, (JAMA) Structural Engineers (firm); C. W. Driver (building contractor); John A. Martin Sr. (structural engineer); Paul Zajfan (architect)

Dates: constructed 2004-2006

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Opening on 07/21/2006, this performing arts center has a 40-foot stage, large enough to host a variety of musical, theatrical and other entertainment productions. The organization managing the theatre, The Friends of the Rose Center Foundation, founded in 1999, was a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation in the State of CA. The complex contained both a theatre containing 17,268 square feet and 419 seats and a10,721-square-foot event space, capable of seating 500, with an adjoining patio, and commercial kitchen.

Building History

Paul Zajfan, AIA, RIBA, led CO Architects of Los Angeles, CA, on the design of this theatre for the City of Westminster, CA; John A. Martin and Associates served as Engineer on the project; C.W. Driver, Pasadena, CA, acted as the General Contractor and Masonry Contractor.

The performing arts center occupied an approximately four-acre site located between Coastline Community College and Sid Goldstein Freedom Park.

Building Notes

Built between 09/2004 and 06/2006. This two-building complex contained 75,840 gross square feet, with 33,840 square feet in the Rose Center. Cost for the two was $21,705,000, with $14,705,000 going for the Rose Center.

It won fifteen design awards in 2007. These included the Award of Excellence, Commercial Project from the National Concrete Masonry Association and a Merit Award for Architectural Design from the American Institute of Architects, California Council. It also won an Award of Honor, Commercial Division, in the Concrete Masonry Designs Magazine Awards Progam, 02/2008.

It was located at 14140 All American Way, Westminster, CA 92683.

PCAD id: 11344