Epstein Joslin Architects

Current Work

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center for La Jolla Music Society

La Jolla, California

Located within the heart of the charming village of La Jolla, CA, the new Performing Arts Center for La Jolla Music Society is designed as a world-class destination—supporting the continuity and growth of their high level of music and dance performance offerings, and expanding opportunities for educational programing.

The facility contains a 500-seat concert hall, a 150-seat flexible cabaret/rehearsal hall/educational forum, a modest rehearsal room, a Donors' Room, and administrative offices, all organized around an outdoor courtyard lobby.

Growing out of a planning process and a series of on-site workshops, the facility is organized as an intimate composition of smaller structures around a clearly defined central and semi-public courtyard, maintaining the traditional building scale of the Village. The presentation of the Performing Arts Center on the streets of La Jolla is appropriately and proudly civic, distinct from its more commercially-oriented neighbors.

Renderings copyright Dennis Allain

Project Completion Date

Anticipated opening January 2019

Project Cost

$28 million

Project Size

41,000 sf


La Jolla Music Society

Owner's Representative

The Horine Group




Epstein Joslin Architects,
in association with Joseph Wong Design Associates

80 Trowbridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138 telephone: 617-868-1766 fax: 617-661-1148