Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in Los Angeles, California recently opened the Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center (GKPAC), a multi-use performing arts facility with a 299-seat theatre that is a community resource for: dance, music, teaching, theatrical productions and more. In addition, the Center is the home of the Therapeutic Arts Program and corresponding on-site rehearsal spaces.
Designed to support the campus and the community, the building is outfitted with Harlequin Floors in the theater and the dance rehearsal space. Harlequin installed a permanent Harlequin WoodSpring® sprung floor with a Harlequin Cascade™ vinyl marley performance surface on the stage. Cascade was also installed in the rehearsal room along with wall-mounted double ballet barres.
The project was an adaptive reuse of an existing building on the campus that would become space for rehearsal rooms, classrooms and dressing areas. The primary challenge for the team at AUX Architecture was to transform an existing temple while preserving as much of the existing structure as possible. By wrapping the existing theatre with a translucent addition, the design achieved that goal and also created a glowing new center for the campus.
Photo credit: ©Nic Lehoux