San Simeon, California.

The Challenge on this project was to fit a five story high screen within a two story height limitation set by the Coastal Commission in San Simeon, California. The obvious solution was to dig 3 stories down. The project consists of approximately 17,000 square feet, with an architectural style that blends with the adjoining ‘Visitors Center,’ seating 360 people, and insuring ADA compliance. This Historical Monument is experienced by more than 1 million visitors each year. There is an exhibit hall in the extended lobby area for visitors while waiting for the next viewing and ramps which are both inside and outside the structure affording multiple viewpoints in the theater.

Project Highlights

  • 17,000 Square Feet
  • 360 Seat Theater
  • Five Story High Screen
  • Coastal Commission Compliant
  • ADA Compliant
  • Information Desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Lobby Area
  • Adjacent Visitors Center
  • Architecture Blends w/ Existing
  • Convenient Indoor ATM
  • Convenient Front Parking

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Gary Harcourt, Architect

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Richard Kaufman, Architect

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