San Jose, CA

The Sobrato Center for Humanities & the Arts at Bellarmine College Preparatory School forms the cultural heart of the existing campus quad for this prestigious private school. The LEED Gold facility is organized around a 440-seat theater that is outfitted with a large workshop and ‘Black Box’ theater. Sloped seating, a traditional orchestra pit, and robust infrastructure allow the space to accommodate a wide range of performances.

In addition to the theater, the building houses several general education and fine art classrooms, a music practice room, a ceramics lab and kiln, and a digital technology lab. The concentration of these spaces into a single building makes it more economical to incorporate state-of-the-art technology into each discipline.

The College’s project goals included the buildings be designed and certified to a minimum LEED Gold rating. We provided MEP and sustainable design services for the, new performing arts complex spanning 100,000 SF. 
Green Features:
Radiant Heating & Cooling            
Green Roofs
Natural Ventilation            
Gray and Rainwater Harvesting
Displacement Ventilation – Mix Mode



Type: New Construction
Size: 100,000 SF
Architect: Steinberg Architects


601 Montgomery Street, Suite 1450
San Francisco, CA 94111


415 987 3337