Make Architecture Connects Costa Mesa’s Pacific Amphitheatre to Neighboring Fairground

PROJECT NAME Pacific Amphitheatre
LOCATION Costa Mesa
FIRM Make Architecture
SQ. FT. 3,350 SQF

Originally a stand-alone venue, the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California, had obvious potential synergy with the neighboring fairground—but the alleylike connector was not truly connecting. The twain now meet via Make Architecture’s pedestrian plaza and, most spectacularly, a central entry pavilion. Enclosing the 3,350-square-foot structure, panels of powder-coated brake-formed aluminum intersect diagonally to create a pattern evolving from delicate at the base to dense at the 30-foot ceiling. That rocks.




Photography by John Edward Linden.


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