Chaffey College, Visual, Communications & Performing Arts Complex

Arts Village In The Foothills

The visual, performing, and communications arts complex is part of a campus master plan that envisions an “Arts Village” at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. HGA designed the complex’s two key buildings to enhance campus circulation, site views, and natural light. The larger Art Center, housing dance, drama, visual arts, and digital media, is oriented as the village gateway. The Center is visually open to the campus, allowing passersby to glimpse activities inside through expansive windows and glass bi-fold doors. The smaller Music Building, clad in stucco and architectural panels, is more enclosed for greater auditory accuracy.


Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Building Type

Visual Arts, Performing Arts


70,330 SF

  • 2011 AIA Inland California Honor Award
  • 2010 AIA Minnesota Honor Award
  • 2007 Community College Facility Coalition Merit Award for Design Unbuilt Projects

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