Earlier this month, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design announced a total of 66 buildings as winners of the prestigious and coveted American Architecture Awards program.  One of those buildings was Tom Eliot Fisch’s and LMN Architects‘ design for the City College of San Francisco’s (CCSF) new performing arts center.  As you can tell from the rendering, it’s going to be a beautiful, contemporary structure with tons of green features and natural lighting.  Scheduled to be complete in Spring 2010, the performing arts center will target LEED Gold certification with some of the following features:


  • Geothermal well field and heat pump system
  • Radiant floor and ceiling panel systems
  • Natural ventilation
  • Abundant natural light
  • Water-saving fixtures
  • A 30,000 sf living roof with native vegetation

And this is just a glimpse at what this 100,000 sf performing arts center hopes to achieve through lasting, sustainable design. 

When complete, the facility will have a 650-seat multi-purpose performance hall, a 150-seat recital hall, and practice rooms and studios.  As a musician / percussionist myself, this is precisely the kind of place I’d have fun practicing and performing in — and I like that huge green roof, too. 

Make sure to check the other 65 winners, some of which we’ve talked about previously. 

Photo credit: LMN Architects.