Sonoma Academy Case Study

The Sonoma Academy Performing Arts Center in Santa Rosa, CA was a ground up construction project on the hillside of the school grounds. Initial talks on this project go back to May 2020 with groundbreaking on May 2, 2022. The project was completed April 2024. Gordon Barnes, PCD’s Manager of Design Engineers took on this… Read more »

Palo Alto PAC

The Problem Palo Alto High School was holding arts and theater classes in the 100-year-old Haymarket Theater building, which was not able to accommodate the acoustics nor the caliber of performance they desired. They developed a planning committee to facilitate the design of a much needed Performing Arts Center to serve the entire community of… Read more »

B Street Theater

The Problem After nearly 30 years of performing in a modest-sized warehouse in east Sacramento, B Street Theatre wanted to relocate to the Sutter District of Sacramento along with The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts. PCD was presented with a very tight time frame to meet both their Construction schedule and their previously advertised… Read more »

Green Music Center Weill Hall

THE PROBLEM Sonoma County and northern California wine country lacked suitable facilities to attract large touring acts to the area. Conceptualized by the Green family, this $150 million state-of-the-art campus expansion helped solidify SSU and Sonoma County as an artist’s paradise. Public and private donations in addition to a state bond brought the concept to reality… Read more »

Harker School’s Rothschild PAC

The Problem Harker School’s Rothschild Performing Arts Center in San Jose, CA, wanted an AV integration for the theater, installation of a 34-foot by 15-foot LED video wall, and gymnasium AV. Shovels hit the ground in May 2016 to begin this remarkable campus upgrade, which was a collaboration between Studio Bondy Architecture and Kevin Hart… Read more »

San Mateo PAC

The Problem As a part of a large rehabilitation bond program, PCD was the selected contractor for multiple systems in various venues designed by The Shalleck Collaborative. PCD provided a reference standard AV system for the new Performing Arts Center that would also be used by the community for multi-cultural events. PCD’s Approach Provided and… Read more »

A.C.T. Strand Theater

The Problem In 2012, the American Conservatory Theater purchased a long-abandoned and deteriorating building on Market Street. As crime took a toll on the neighborhood, the building was abandoned in 2006. A $34.4 million renovation project was planned for the abandoned venue and this 2-3 year massive revitalization project proposed a LEED-certified 283-seat theater as… Read more »

SF Opera

The Problem For a number of years, San Francisco Opera had a lack of proper facilities. Its performance and rehearsal spaces were spread among several remote locations across the city. The new space was designed to provide high-quality acoustics, premium sound quality and flexibility that was missing in the aging 1932 facility.  PCD’s Approach A… Read more »

Gallo Center for the Arts

The Problem The Modesto area was lacking theatrical facilities to attract live music and tours to the region. The mayor of Modesto appointed a team to research local and national venues in order to propose a new Performing Arts Center with the most up to date theatrical Sound, video & communications systems. PCD’s Approach PCD… Read more »