Overaa Green Project

Las Positas College Center for the Performing Arts

Project Details

New three-story LEED Silver facility with a 500 seat main theater designed by renowned designer of performing arts theater projects, John Sergio Fisher. Scope included a 150 seat black box theater and a 1,500 seat outdoor below grade amphitheater. The main audience chamber/stage is complete with a tension grid, catwalks, and grid iron deck. The state-of-the-art theater has theatrical lighting and sound systems plus control booth, mechanical and technical galleries, side galleries, an orchestra pit and sound reflectors. 30,000 lb theatrical rigging system, 80′ fly loft, orchestra towers, trap doors, speaker arrays and variable platforms were also provided. Construction included 19 miles of A/V wiring and 9 miles of theatrical lighting control wiring. The facility also features a state of the art recording studio, classrooms, offices, costume shop with garment carousels, fully equipped scene shop, piano and theory labs, rehearsal rooms and a gallery. Campus remained occupied throughout construction.

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Livermore, CA
Design Excellence Award
AIA Design Excellence Award, San Fernando Valley Chapter, 2012
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  • The company’s diligence and perseverance on this project are bringing it to a successful conclusion; throughout the construction process this team has demonstrated a clear understanding of the scope and process of their work. Similarly, they have disseminated the same clarity to their employees and sub-contractors, as well as getting the job done efficiently, cost-effectively and with respect for one another. Additionally, the team spirit encompassed all the players, including the owner’s representatives, the construction managers and the A/E design team. We worked together to provide effective responses to critical path items and provided support for this complex and challenging construction process. The effectiveness of the team is now paying off as the Center for the Arts is transformed from a project to a destination, and integral component to the Las Positas College, already considered the signature building on campus. We highly recommend C. Overaa and Company for any project, particularly ones with complex design- they are definitely able to take on the challenge.

    John Fisher AIA

    John Sergio Fisher & Associates, Inc.