Architecture, engineering, and planning firm HGA has unveiled the design for the John Adams Middle School Performing Arts Center in Santa Monica, California. The project is made to be a dynamic arts environment and incubator for students to explore and develop their artistic voices. As a gateway to the campus, the project will establish a strong visual identity for the school while engaging Santa Monica College and the city. The team explains that the Center’s open design was created to form an active hub that promotes community building around the arts and facilitates interaction between diverse student populations, faculty, artists and the surrounding community. As a space that for both the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and Santa Monica College, it is designed to integrate the distinct needs of both its middle school and college users.
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