The ambitious plan to build a Community Theater in the heart of Old Town Temecula created a place to express in physical form, the City of Temecula’s motto: “Old Traditions, New Opportunities.” A state-of-the art, 360-seat theater is not easily concealed in the low scale pedestrian environment. By accessing the theater through the historic landmark Mercantile Building from the 1890s, and using the landscape design to visually bridge contemporary ideas to the historic character of the district around it, the theater becomes a valuable part of the larger community.

Location: Temecula, California

Role: Landscape Architect

Architect: FSY Architects

Owner: City of Temecula

Date of Completion: January 2007