The Soraya Center for The Performing Arts
California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
The venue comprises a multipurpose, variable acoustics, professional performance hall serving everything from cinema to Tchaikovsky, a black box theatre, a 230 seat lecture room, as well as lab, rehearsal, recording and their requisite support spaces. It also houses nationally-recognized KCSN-FM. MCH provided full-scope acoustical and AV systems design.
"The acoustical design is attractively intimate in its clarity. In an all-purpose hall, this is an admirable accomplishment. The bass is terrific and every cello pizzicato had just the right presence. The lower middle-range instruments, usually hard to hear, displayed a fine presence. The violas, so interestingly used by Berlioz but rarely heard, made themselves wonderfully known." - Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
1700-seat variable acoustics hall (cinema & lecture to symphonic)
175-seat Black Box Theater, Rehearsal spaces, etc.
KCSN-FM Radio Station
$125M for 166,000sf
Opened: January 2011