Center for the Performing Arts


Date:
1972
Neighborhood:
San Jose
Building Type:
Commercial
Address:
255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, California
Current Name:
Center for the Performing Arts
Current Use:
Theater
Current Condition:
Good
Status:
Not Listed
Following the passing of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1959, a series of innovative theaters were constructed using the designs of Wright’s atelier, Taliesin Associates. San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) followed Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium in Tempe, Arizona (1964) and Veterans Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael, California (1971). All structures are characterized by the liberal use of organic shapes.

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