Acclaimed Santa Monica School Taps SPF:a for New Theater Complex | SPF:architects

Acclaimed Santa Monica School Taps SPF:a for New Theater Complex

We are very excited to announce that SPF:a has been chosen as one of two architectural teams charged to lead the expansion and enhancement of the performing arts facilities at the Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, California.

SPF:a was selected to design the school's theater complex, a 45,000-square-foot building that will house a state-of-the-art 650-seat theater, recital hall, recording studio, choral rehearsal space, and electronic music classroom, among other facilities. The building will also incorporate outdoor green space, including an open-air theater, courtyards, and verdant rooftop areas.

Our team is working alongside JFAK, who will design a conjoining classroom building, as well as Michael Ferguson of TheatreDNA, who will serve as the technical consultant. Construction is expected to begin the Fall of 2020.

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is a K-12, coed college preparatory school founded upon five basic commitments: academic excellence; the arts; the greater community; the development of a student population of social, economic and racial diversity; and the development of each student's physical well-being and full human potential. The school is highly acclaimed for its programs and is a leader in public/private educational partnerships. Some notable Crossroads alumni include Jonah Hill, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, and Jake Gyllenhaal.