De Anza: Performing Arts Center

Cupertino, California

The new Performing Arts Center and Euphrates Museum is an architectural landmark on campus, breaking away from the established surrounding mission-style buildings. During the process of stakeholder involvement, the design evolved into a “building of the arts,” creating a clear, individual identity while maintaining unity with the rest of the campus through connectivity and shared common space. The center fully serves the campus’ theatrical and performance programs with a 400-seat performance hall, control rooms, box office, and dressing rooms. The museum displays both student and professional work in large exhibition spaces. Green features include high-performance glazing, efficient energy systems, and eco-friendly finishes.

project features

  • 13,500-sf performance arts center and museum
  • 400-seat auditorium
  • professional 35'x80' stage
  • box office | green room | control rooms | dressing rooms
  • museum with large exhibition space
  • LEED NC Silver Certified


  • AIA San Mateo County Citation Design Award

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