Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Dittman Masonry, Incorporated (firm); FSY Architects (firm); ROTO Architects (firm); Rudolph and Sletten, General Contractors (firm); Youssef, Nabih and Associates (firm); Dittman (building contractor); John F. Hennessy (mechanical engineer); Merrick (engineer); Michael Rotondi (architect); Onslow H. Rudolph (building contractor); Kenneth G. Sletten (building contractor); Clark Philipp Stevens (architect); Adolf Gustav Syska (mechanical engineer); Nabih Youssef (structural engineer)

Dates: constructed 2005

2910 La Jolla Village Drive
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Campus, La Jolla, CA 92093-5100

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La Jolla Village Drive and Torrey Pines Road;

The $50 million Jacobs Theatre joined the Mandell Weiss Theater, the Mandell Weiss Forum and the Sheila and the Hughes Potiker Theatre as venues operated by the La Jolla Playhouse on the University of California, San Diego Campus. The Jacobs Center featured a formally diverse composition, a main feature being the dominant theatre block (the so-called "Black Box")distinguished by the pronounced corbelling of its masonry walls. The 450-seat theatre occupied 47,000 square feet that also included space for a Play Development and Education Center and a restaurant/cabaret; other features included in the main portion of the theatre complex were a sound studio, three classroom/rehearsal rooms, offices and sdministrative spaces, a workshop, and a storage facility. The building was arranged on three floors, two above ground and one below.

The Jacobs Center for the La Jolla Playhouse won a National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) Design Award of Excellence, 2005.

PCAD id: 7155