Long Beach Performing Arts Center – Exterior Improvements

Project Overview

Through the addition of lighting and concrete features to the entry of this bustling venue, new life was brought to this space. The project was strategic, concise and effectively bestowed a widespread and much needed vibrancy.


Long Beach, CA

Completion Date:

May 09, 2017

Total Building Area:

~< 30k sf.

Service Type:

  • General Contracting

The Story

Designed by Jerry Sherman Architects and commissioned by SMG - Worldwide Entertainment and Convention Venue Management, this project was focused on improving the user’s experience when visiting the Performing Arts Center and the Pacific Ballroom at the Long Beach Convention Center. The design incorporated custom aluminum sculptural LED fixtures that served to the benefit of both aesthetics and wayfinding. Further attributes to the project included improvements to the concrete flat-work, landscaping, signage and utility upgrades.

S3 worked diligently and delicately in this occupied and heavily trafficked public area. Through the use of a phasing plan we were able to keep the venue open and running throughout the course of the project. In close collaboration with the client, the project’s schedule was able to navigate favorably through inclement weather, scheduled events and city inspections. 

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