A new arts centre in California, US, designed by ELS Architecture and Urban Design of Berkeley, has been opened.
The Firehouse Arts Center features a 227-seat flexible studio theatre, 2,000ft² of gallery space, two large art classrooms and a grand lobby.
The $10m centre has been funded by the cultural arts council and by the city government.
Construction on the project began in the summer of 2008 and includes environmentally conscious features such as solar panels.
WA Thomas served as the general contractor for the project.