Beyond 24700 McBean Parkway
In order to free up additional space on campus and expand CalArts’ footprint in Santa Clarita and in the greater Los Angeles area, CalArts purchased (through bond proceeds) three properties for performances, studio and practice rooms and office spaces. (Please view slideshow above.)
25880 Tournament Road, Valencia
This suite of former offices is located just across the street from the main CalArts campus. When the remodeling is completed, this building will house administrative staff offices and present additional space options for the CalArts community. The moves will make the Main Building more conveniently configured for students.
1264 West 1st St., downtown Los Angeles
This newly acquired building is located about a half-mile from The Music Center that houses the Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater (REDCAT), CalArts’ multidisciplinary center for innovative visual, performing and media arts, as well as the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theater, Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Once renovations are completed in this space, CalArts DTLA will house REDCAT’s administrative offices; the online art magazine East of Borneo, partially supported and funded by the School of Art; and the Center for New Performance, the professional producing arm of the School of Theater and CalArts. A conference space for faculty and staff use is also available.
The Cattern House
In 2021, CalArts also purchased an historic property in South Pasadena that will be used to host a wide range of events for the CalArts community and the public, serve as the residence for CalArts presidents, and provide an apartment for visiting artists.
Known as the Cattern House, it will also expand the Institute’s visibility in the Los Angeles area as CalArts hosts exhibitions and performances, continuing the arts legacy of the home over the past century. The interior of the home, with its main floor great hall, and its exterior with grounds are currently undergoing renovations, primarily to ensure ADA compliance, update electrical and other utilities, and add solar power. Faculty and staff have also made important recommendations for upgraded sound and lighting specifications to ensure performance needs are met. The Cattern House is expected to become operational by 2023.