Mills College Lisser Hall

Oakland, CA | arts/entertainment | historic | community/education

Arts and technology have a new home in historic Lisser Hall.

Historic Photograph of Lisser Hall before the 1927 remodel

Lisser Hall is a 300-seat, 16,000-square-foot theater located at the heart of the Mills College campus. Designed in 1901 by GW Percy and Willis Polk, the building was completely remodeled in 1927 by Water Ratcliff, Jr. ELS’ renovation includes a full seismic retrofit and will create a fully accessible facility. The refurbished Lisser Hall provides flexible, state-of-the-art performance and educational spaces that are home to the Mills College Dance Department while also serving as an interdisciplinary center, hosting a wide range of lectures, readings, performances, visual arts projects, conferences, and community events.

Project Stats
  • Client

    Mills College

  • Size

    16,000 sf

  • LEED Certification

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