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Chapman University’s Musco Center for the Arts Celebrates Grand Opening

KTGY represented the project through the City’s Design Review process including preparation and processing a Specific Plan Amendment, Design Review Committee Review, and outreach to neighbors, students, historic advocacy groups, and community leaders

IRVINE, CALIF. – (RealEstateRama) — International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Chapman University’s Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts recently celebrated its grand opening.

Located in the City of Orange Old Towne District, the Musco Center for the Arts boasts over 88,000 breath-taking square feet of state-of-the-art performing art space, an intimate seating chamber with 1,044 seats on three levels, a multi-purpose Proscenium-style theater hall, rehearsal space, associated performer and support space and storage, administrative offices, and a multi-level lobby.

According to Ken Ryan, principal and head of KTGY’s Community Planning and Urban Design Studio, the Center not only creates a welcoming new campus gateway for Chapman University, but also provides a variety of appropriately-scaled inviting outdoor venues for campus events, performances, meetings and gatherings. Much of the building is set into the ground to reduce its overall height, comply with city ordinance, and blend with the surrounding historic district.


KTGY Architecture + Planning

Founded in 1991, KTGY Architecture + Planning is a leading full-service design firm focused on residential and mixed-use developments and neighborhood revitalization. KTGY seamlessly delivers innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple design studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to create memorable destinations of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from six office locations including Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland and Tysons (Virginia).