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Music Center Plaza Aerial

135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 27 2018 - 6 PM

Event Details

Join SPIRE for a presentation of the $40-million renovation of the Music Center Plaza, followed by a reception at Vespaio.

Home to some of the world’s greatest artistic programs and events, the Music Center is LA’s designation for performing arts and important urban hub. The Music Center Plaza, which had not been renovated since it opened in 1964, is now in process to become the physical expression of the Music Center’s commitment to access and inclusion. The goal is to create an open public space where the center can present artists, festivals and events that will attract and engage audiences of diverse backgrounds, resources and age.

Rios Clementi Hale Studios, who also designed Grand Park, is leading the renovation with the goal of creating a type of town square and better integrating the raised outdoor space with the city – making it more accessible and inviting to pedestrians walking by. This project is one of many in the city following a design trend that focuses on foot traffic over car access. The ultimate goal for the new Music Center Plaza is to provide a warm inviting public space that is a destination in and of itself, and a space that everyone can access and enjoy.

Speakers at this event will include:

We hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be an engaging discussion about the Music Center Plaza renovation, current trends influencing its design and other public spaces in the city, the vision for its place in the community and how the project is performing to plan. Following the discussion, we'll gather nearby at Vespaio for a reception.