San Diego Jewish Academy Performing Arts Auditorium

Client: San Diego Jewish Academy


Higher Education


$2.8 M


17,500 SF


The new Performing Arts Auditorium for the San Diego Jewish Academy was a renovation of existing classrooms and breakrooms. There were minor MEP upgrades and rerouting in the level 1 space, while most of the scope of work was on level 2 and the roof. The project design involved removing the existing roofing system and roof structure to install additional structural steel to increase the interior floor to ceiling space for the new audio and visual design intent. The level 2 space received a full gut to make space for new dressing rooms, a green room, AV room and of course the new performance stage. To really bring the space to life, 6 new dimmable skylights were added to the raised ceiling area, accented by a beautiful wood ceiling system.

This was a huge upgrade to the campus and benchmark for a new design palette that the school is looking to implement throughout the academy. The school did not have a proper performance stage prior to this project, so they are excited to roll out their theater program and bring in guest speakers to host amazing events. We finished on schedule while ensuring there was little to no impact on the schools ability to operate.

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This project brought with it a handful of challenges including, unexpected inclement weather, maintaining a work environment that had little to no impact on the students and faculty, and unforeseen updates to aging electrical, mechanical, and plumbing equipment.

Providing consistent clarity and finding new and creative ways of solving challenges alongside our trade partners allowed us to successfully complete this project on schedule.

We were honored to be an integral part of this project for the San Diego Jewish Academy. Their beautiful state-of-the-art K-12 campus provides space for meaningful engagement, innovation, and collaboration among the students. Congrats to San Diego Jewish Academy for this exciting new addition to their already exceptional offerings.

San Diego Jewish Academy Performing Arts Center