The design of the Renaissance Block of Arts—which includes the Coil School for the Musical Arts (CSMA), Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties, Culinary Arts Academy and District Offices and Parking Structure—takes cues from its surroundings, blending the historic and the modern through the use of textures, lines and landscape to form a cohesive center of the arts. Each building in the block serves an instructional program while expressing its purpose to the community on its exterior appearance.

In addition to a 450-seat music concert hall, the CSMA building includes classrooms, practice rooms, a choral room, band room, orchestra room, a piano lab and a state-of-the-art recording studio. The district’s commitment to the arts, culture and history through the vision of the Renaissance Block of the Arts will solidify downtown Riverside’s place as an urban center for activity, creativity and lifelong learning.

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Project Details

  • Completed in 2016
  • Riverside, CA
  • 36,400-square-foot facility
  • 450-seat concert hall

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