La Jolla, California
Client: La Jolla Music Society
Interior & Exterior Signage Programs
Donor Recognition Program
Located in the heart of the Village of La Jolla, The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center provides a new home not only for the La Jolla Music Society, but for the arts and culture community of San Diego at large. The Conrad was funded almost entirely by private donors, and without any public funding – a feat for any nonprofit arts organization. These generous gifts that made the project possible, therefore, become a centerpiece of the interior and exterior design strategy.
The facility boasts a 500-seat state-of-the-art concert hall, as well as a 150-seat flexible use performance, education and/or social space. The outdoor garden plaza, protected from the street by a terra cotta veil, not only serves both as a mixing lobby, but also offers a lively social/performance space all its own. The signage within each of these spaces exudes a simple and quiet elegance, giving each donor their deserved recognition, while becoming an appropriate backdrop to the performances that make The Conrad a world-class destination.
— Katherine Chapin, LJMS board chair, from La Jolla Light
All photos courtesy Gabe Griffin.
Graphic Design: KBDA Design, Architect: Epstein Joslin Architects, Fabricator: Clear Sign & Design