Soka Performing Arts Center
Education — Aliso Viejo, CA

Soka Performing Arts Center

Soka University's Performing Arts and Academic Building project is intended to address both a practical need to accomodate a growing student body and the desire to fulfill a long term vision of a regionally significant performing arts venue. This McCarthy higher education construction project includes a three-level, 50,000-square-foot Performing Arts Center housing a reception lobby, various support spaces and a 1,200-seat auditorium, as well as a 48,974-square-foot Academic Building located next to and providing support for the Performing Arts Center. 

The new, four-level academic building houses 11 classrooms, 29 faculty offices, a 150-seat black box theater, four dressing rooms, a rehearsal/dance studio, musician warm-up spaces and other support areas. 

The project has received LEED Gold Certification.

Theatre Seats


  • Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP

Construction of these two buildings came in ON TIME AND UNDER BUDGET – a tribute to the professionalism of the construction team. We've been very impressed with McCarthy's management team and their attention to detail.

Arch Asawa, Chief Financial Officer
Soka University


Paul King

Paul King

20401 SW Birch St
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Awards and Recognition

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2012 Project of the Year

Higher Education Over $51-100 Million
Construction Management Association of America