University of California San Diego Conrad Prebys Music Center

San Diego, CA
SELECT PROJECT AWARDS:
  • Winner, Higher Education and Research (Southern) - Best of 2009 Awards, California Construction Magazine
  • Commendation - Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, American Instiute of Architects, Seattle Chapter
  • Award of Merit, Building Construction (Public Work) - 2009 AGC Build San Diego Awards, Associated General Contractors, San Diego Chapter
  • Grand Orchid - 2010 Orchids & Onions Awards, San Diego Architectural Foundation
Three-story, 4,355-m² (46,880-ft²) music building with a 400-seat recital hall, recording studios, instructional spaces, and practice and rehearsal rooms. MKA’s redesign of an initial structural concept (by others) replaced steel with concrete for improved acoustics and reduced building size, material quantities, and overall cost. A "box in a box" design technique isolates the performance spaces from surrounding sounds and vibration.
ARCHITECT: LMN Architects
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