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California State University - Green School of Music

This new, world-class performing arts facility is located north of the main California State University Sonoma Campus in Rohnert Park, California. The 105,435 sf green music center includes a 24,500 sf conference center; a 38,000 sf, 1,400-seat, concert hall; and a 3,500 sf rehearsal hall.

Bullet 105K SF
Bullet $50M construction cost
Bullet LEED Silver

All elements of the project with the exception of the Concert Hall were engineered by WSP USA. The building houses numerous education spaces for the music department, including three ensemble rehearsal rooms, seven music practice rooms and studios, two classrooms accommodating 60 students each, and 17 music department offices for faculty and staff.  Also included is a 300-seat restaurant which offers a unique setting for concert-goers.

The facility was designed to meet a LEED Silver certification, though the school chose not to pursue that qualification.  Energy conservation was a key element of the design.  Through the use of high efficiency chillers, radiant slab technology and natural ventilation, the project achieves a 25% energy savings.

The practice wing, including the Recital Hall, ensemble rooms, rehearsal rooms and instrument storage facilities were all designed to account for the demanding acoustic, temperature and humidity control requirements typical of a facility of this caliber. Central to the design of the Recital Hall is an antique pipe organ, donated to the program and moved to the Green Music Center as part of this project.