Grand Theatre Center for the Arts

ELS brought a 1923 vaudeville house back to life as part of efforts to revitalize the City of Tracy’s downtown. The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts integrates several restored historic buildings on half a city block into a new 36,000-square-foot arts complex, which includes a 560-seat proscenium theater in the former vaudeville house, a new 100-seat black box theater, a dance and movement studio, visual arts and music studios, and art galleries located in the former street front retail spaces. The Grand is the centerpiece of many years of planning for the revitalization of downtown Tracy, which dates back to 1878.

Awards and Publications

California Preservation Foundation Design Award 2008, California Heritage Council California Heritage Council Award 2008, Educational Environments, 2009, San Joaquin Magazine, January/February 2008, American City & County, December 2007, Urban Land, November/December 2007, Daily Pacific Builder, June 2005