The Centennial Plaza is the center of arts and cultural development in the city of Riverside. The four buildings that make of the plaza include the Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties, Culinary Arts Academy and District Offices (CAADO), Coil School for the Arts and a parking structure. 

Drought-tolerant and low-maintenance landscaping is a unifying element throughout the block. On Market Street, existing trees will be maintained and mixed with the new landscape and carry on to University Avenue, where palms define the streetscape and connect the three buildings.

The CAADO building features a street-level restaurant and demonstration kitchen, along with the rooftop deck for special events and performances that will give students a practical experience and allow the community to host a special event or to enjoy a meal before attending a performance. With vegetated and cool roofs, high-efficiency plumbing and HVAC systems and efficient lighting, CAADO is LEED Silver certified by the USGBC.

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  • Riverside, CA
  • 60,000-square-foot facility
  • LEED Silver certified

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