A construction team broke ground on a $75 million Performing Arts Center at Long Beach City College’s Liberal Arts Campus on Sept. 20.
The building is replacing the former Music Building G and Theatre Arts Building H to teach arts, music, dance, radio, TV and broadcasting classes.
The 67,000-square-foot center is being funded by state allocations, Measure E and Measure LB bonds.
Measure E is a $440 million bond issue passed by voters in 2018 and Measure LB is a $850 million bond issue passed by voters in 2016. Both bond measures have funded construction and renovations at the LBCC Pacific Coast Campus and the school’s Liberal Arts Campus.
Once open in spring 2026, the two-story building will include instructional classrooms, specialized labs, private music rooms, student studios, a dance studio, a black box studio, a broadcast studio, a new home for the campus radio station, a 236-seat auditorium and an outdoor performance stage.
The project architect is the DLR Group and the general contractor is Bernards. Cordoba Corporation oversees all Measure E and LB projects.