Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
Tracy, CA | arts/entertainment | historic
The reclamation and adaptive reuse of five buildings on a block of historic downtown Tracy assures the town’s future will be connected to its past.
The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts integrates several restored buildings on half a city block into a new arts complex, which includes a 560-seat proscenium theater, a 100-seat black box theater, dance, visual arts, and music studios, and art galleries located in former street front retail spaces. The gaps between the buildings have become a new skylit lobby. Rather than seeking a unifying design vocabulary, each building expresses its individual character, maintaining the rich variety and character of a historic downtown which giving new life as an active, thriving, component of the community.
California Preservation Foundation Design Award
California Heritage Council Award
City of Tracy