This project required an analysis to determine the cost and feasibility of housing a variety of assembly and exhibit spaces, and is an excellent example of a large community facility analysis and retrofit. As part of the package, community meetings were held.

Alternate uses that were considered feasible, while maintaining the historic fabric of the building, included theater space for the local private School of the Arts, a dance club, retail space, corporate offices with “clean computer dedicated circuitry”, a foreign film theater, and a billiard assembly space that included a community, wedding, and dining/dancing area.

The discovery of hazardous materials temporarily delayed this project.

project DETAILS



  • Date of Completion: 1983

  • Location: Santa Ana, CA

  • Client: Downtown Development Design

  • Building Area: 46,000 sq. ft. - 5 Floors

  • Site Area: 9,200 sq. ft.

Scope of Work

  • N/A

Construction Cost

  • $4.5M

Team Members

  • Donald Krotee (DKP)

  • Matthew Rogers-Hayward