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Challenge - Folsom Lake College had a growing performing arts program and needed a home for performing arts students and faculty and a regional venue for over 50 performing arts groups.


John McGuire, as Principal of the Education Studio at LPAS and working closely with The Shalleck Collaborative, designed a project that showcases an exquisite 150-seat recital hall, a 200-seat studio theatre, and an 850-seat proscenium theatre–with a full fly tower and orchestra pit. In addition to these worldclass performance spaces, John’s design includes a range of spaces where students learn the performing arts.

The Harris Center – Three Stages at Folsom Lake College

Folsom Lake College

Completed: 2011

City: Folsom

Size: 78,000 SF

Awards & Selected Publications

Region Builders 

Project of the Year Recognition–2011 


Sacramento Business Journal

Community Impact Recognition–2011


Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC), Design Excellence Award–2011


American School & University

Outstanding Building Award–2011


Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC)

Gold Nugget Merit Award–2011

Balcony level lobby with expansive view
Stairs to the balcony level

Project with LPAS

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