Design Tour: Firehouse Arts Center

Tuesday, May 21

Location: 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Cost: Free AIA Members; $5 Guests. Click here to register.

1.5 CES  Lus

Kurt Schindler, FAIA, of ELS Architecture and Urban Design leads us on a design tour of Pleasanton’s newest jewel: the Firehouse Arts Center.

The City of Pleasanton’s historic 1929 Fire House One was completely renovated and transformed into a newly expanded arts center featuring a state-of-the-art flexible 230-seat theater, a fine arts gallery, full classrooms, a grand lobby and office space. A new landmark for theater and visual arts, the 17,000 s.f. facility creates a strong pedestrian connection from Main Street to the expanded Lions Wayside Park and serves as the catalyst for the development of downtown Pleasanton into a thriving cultural arts district. The center was also designed with sustainable design strategies equivalent to a LEED Silver rating.

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