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Performing Arts Center, Oceanside Unified School District
Oceanside, CA
Performing Arts Center, Oceanside Unified School District
In the spotlight.
A new performance center shines a light on regional arts.
A front row seat, Oceanside.
With the construction of Oceanside High School’s new Performing Arts Center (PAC), the city of Oceanside established both a defining landmark and a focal point for the performing arts in the region.

The city’s first civic arts center, the PAC will serve both the local high school and the surrounding community. This dual-usage approach integrates academic programs and public civic arts performances and provides high school arts students opportunities to collaborate with professional performers.

Unanimously selected as the winner of an open design competition, the structure’s design is versatile and adaptable. Capitalizing on its location, the exterior elevation joins an ongoing conversation with two beloved historic landmarks: the Mission San Luis Rey, and the art deco City Hall. Inside, traditional proscenium stages and versatile flex spaces merge with informal, indoor/outdoor nodes.

A significant contribution to the city’s cultural offerings, the completed project is a tribute to the values and vision of all involved, and stands as a testament to Oceanside’s ongoing commitment to community, education and the arts.
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What people can see when they first enter the space is a world class facility...It is truly state of the art. This facility is really one of a kind.”
Jeremy Sewel
PAC Technician
Oceanside High School
Project Data
Performing Arts Center 2012-00004-000
Oceanside Unified School District
Oceanside, CA
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
20,500
CONSTRUCTION COST
$18.5 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
HED Standard
YEAR COMPLETED
2017
Project Team
  • Jennette La Quire
    AIA, LEED AP ID+C
    Associate Principal
    Sector Leader
    PRINCIPAL
  • Thomas Christian
    AIA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Freddie Angelito
    Electrical Engineering

  • Ricardo Stekel
    LEED Green Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Bharat Patel
    PE, CEM, LEED AP
    Principal
    Engineering Leader

  • Rafael Noriega
    LEED AP
    Associate
    Electrical Engineering

  • Sean Bani
    PE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Electrical Engineering Leader

  • Diane Sandoval
    Administrative Services

  • John Dale
    FAIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Sector Leader

A new performance center shines a light on regional arts.
Performing Arts Center, Oceanside Unified School District
Oceanside, CA
PROJECT DATA
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