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Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

University of California
Davis, CA 

The facility serves the greater Sacramento region as well as the immediate UCD community of students and faculty. Included are two variable acoustics halls: the 1800seat Jackson Hall (reverberation time 1.4s-2.4s), orchestra pit, custom orchestra shell and two balconies and a 300seat Studio Theater with flat floor, movable seating and outdoor access. MCH provided full-scope acoustical and audiovisual consulting services including accommodating a major freight line that runs within 400ft of the complex.


  • 1800 seat Multipurpose Auditorium

  • 300 seat Studio Theater

  • 106,000 GSF

  • $46M Construction Cost

Architect: BOORA Architects
Completion: 2002

"Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts ... is a stunning facility, and ranks among the finest performing arts facilities in the world. [The] Jackson Hall ... is an 1,800-seat concert venue with acoustics that are a dream come true for both performers and audience members alike."

-Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor of the American Bach Soloist. Quote from the liner notes of Handel: Messiah

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