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Live entertainment venues
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About live entertainment venue design
Amphitheaters, theaters, performing arts centers, and clubs designed for live performances are highly specialized. These venues require a great amount of technical expertise as well as the ability work within complex groups and political circumstances.

Collegiate and professional sports venues are equally challenging and require the same high level of committment from team members. Bastien and Associates, Inc. is very experienced in this type of teamwork, and is currently working with SFX Entertainment on the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (formerly Irvine Meadows Amphitheater).

Bastien's director of architecture, Jim Kier brings experience with many other important projects to the firm, such as the 25,000 seat Coors Amphitheater in Chula Vista, Calif., a concept design for Subic Bay Amphitheatre, a 20,000 seat, $16 million live performance venue in a Filipino rain forest setting, a $60 million renovation of the Qualcomm/Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego for the 1998 Superbowl, and many others.

Key live entertainment venue projects *

* These projects represent the personal experience of Jim Kier, Bastien's Director of Architecture, while at other firms.

Live entertainment
Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, California
A 25,000 seat amphitheatre set in the Otay River Valley. This facility features a full stagehouse and integrated state-of-the-art video/audio/special effects electronic media and themed amenities throughout the venue. In association with BBA.

Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California
Additional bar and food service amenities within the building and prefunction plaza areas. A second stage in the prefunction area. ADA accessibility improvements to the seating bowl and a new elevator to serve the balcony seating and new party decks. In association with BBA..

Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, California
Currently known as Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. New stagehouse, seating bowl, concessions, restrooms, and ancillary improvements for a 17,000 seat open-air amphitheater. In association with BBA.

Portland Pavilion, Portland, Oregon
A new 5,000 seat boutique size amphitheater venue with 4,500 seats and the stagehouse under a tensile structure. Complete artist compound with headliner dressing rooms, green room, food service, and production offices. Concessions and restrooms as well as plaza and cabaret style seatng fill out the public area. This facility shares parking with the Oregon State Fairgrounds. The box office, turnstile, and marquee also are designed to compliment the park setting. In association with BBA..

Subic Bay Amphitheatre, Subic Bay, Philippines
Concept design for a 20,000 seat, $16 million live performance venue in a rain forest setting. The design is in the context of a multifaceted entertainment park focused on environmental themes. In association with BBA..

Viejas Entertainment Center, San Diego, California
A 13,00 seat outdoor performance venue with a Native American cultural arts museum exhibit integrated into the prefunction areas. In association with BBA..

Redding Rancheria Amphitheatre, Redding, California
A 10,000 seat seasonal outdoor venue with a relocatable stage. In association with BBA..

Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre, Denver, Colorado
Renovation of the sound mixing box and ADA accessibility improvements to the seating bowl. In association with BBA..

Universal Studios Japan, North Hollywood, California
Design Development of a world class amusement park in Osaka, Japan.

USC Television Studios, Los Angeles, California
Addition of two television broadcast studios and complete renovation of offices and support spaces for USC School of Cinema.

Rio Salado Development, Mesa, Arizona
Concept and schematic design in partnership with Eisenman Architects for a integrated state-of-the-art convention center, sports, and 1,250 room hotel facility. The convention center will provide 500,000 square feet of exhibition space with meeting rooms, ballroom, food services, business center, administrative offices, and support spaces. The sports facility is designed for flexibility to function as a professional and collegiate football and soccer stadium with 66,500 seats for Arizona Cardinals NFL football events expandable to 77,500 seats for a Super Bowl or World Cup.

Rose Bowl Improvements, Pasadena, California
Design and construction for a $22 million of facility improvements, including new videoboards, score boards, restrooms, seating, and ADA accessibility upgrades.

Mission Viejo Minor League Baseball Stadium, Mission Viejo, California
Design of a new $6 million minor league baseball stadium on the campus of Saddleback College. This facility will serve the college as well as becoming the new home of the Vigilantes minor league baseball team. The completed stadium will have 4 ,500 box, view, and general admission seats plus 3 suites and 500 additional lawn seats.

Qualcomm/Jack Murphy Stadium Expansion and Renovation, San Diego, California
Design and program management for the design/build expansion of a 10,000 seat stadium which will prepare the stadium for the 1998 Superbowl by increasing the total seating to 71,076. This multi-use facility is the home of the San Diego Chargers, the San Diego Padres, the San Diego State University Aztecs, as well as to provide an avenue for concerts, conventions, Gold Club Soccer, and other major events. The construction cost of this $38.5 million facility includes new club seating with upscale food & beverage service, new office space, 110 new luxury suites, and a renovated press box.

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
$70 million design/build project featuring a 24,000 seat expansion, renovation, and construction of 190 suites, and the addition of a 40,000 s.f.. football club.

Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Arena Renovation, Oakland, California
$90 million design and construction for the complete renovation of the professional basketball facility, including seating capacity increase to 19,200, addition of 72 private suites and club, and new entrances.

Bakersfield Arena and Convention Center Expansion Feasibility Study, California
Programming and concept design for a $35 million expansion to the existing facility with a new multipurpose arena and 25,000 s.f. exhibition space. The new facility will provide up to 9,000 seats for an ice event or 11,000 seats for a concert. 

South Park Sports and Entertainment Complex, Los Angeles, California
Concept design for a $350 million NFL venue at South Park in Downtown Los Angeles. Project includes a 70,000 seat state-of -the-art football stadium, entertainment components, themed retail, and a 500-room hotel, designed to optimize the MTA Blue Line Transit Nexus.

Hi Corbett Field, Tuscon, Arizona
Design and construction for the renovation and expansion of the spring training facility fir the Colorado Rockies professional baseball team and the home field for the Tucson Toros. Upgrades included expansion of seating to 10,000 with grandstand extensions on the first and third base sides, improvements to the visiting team locker room, and home team club house.

Cougar Stadium, Provo, Utah
30,000 seat expansion, loge and press box

Anaheim NFL Stadium, Anaheim, California
Master plan and concept design for a $500 million NFL mixed-use venue to be located between the Pond arena and Edison Field baseball park flanking the 57 freeway and the Santa Ana river. Project includes a 65,000 seat state-of-the-art football stadium, Themed Retail, a 1,000 car parking structure, 200,000 s.f. office building, a 500 key hotel, and a Metro Rail station.

Arkansas Razorback Stadium Expansion, Fayetteville, Arkansas
The design of this 20,000 seat expansion which includes classrooms and support spaces linking the facility to the university quad won an AIA Honor Award in 1998 from the New York Chapter, AIA.

Convention Centers
San Diego Convention Center Expansion, San Diego, California
Design of a $185 million, 1,000,000 s.f.. building expansion which will more than double the size of the facility. The state-of-the-art expansion design will blend with the trademark sails of the existing landmark structure but will have a character of its own.

Glendale Civic Auditorium/Convention Center, Glendale, California
Design of a 54,000 s.f. historic auditorium and convention center renovation optimizing and improving the facility function and operations as a regional convention and show venue. Project includes upgrades for mechanical, electrical, fire and life safety, ADA accessibility, seismic reinforcement, asbestos abatement, and significant architectural enhancements.

Bakersfield Arena and Convention Center Expansion Feasibility Study, Bakers.f.ield, California
Programming and concept design for a $35 million expansion to the existing facility with a new multipurpose arena and 25,000 s.f. exhibition space. The new facility will provide up to 9,000 seats for an ice event or 11,000 seats for a concert.

Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada
Master planning, Programming, and Concept Design for a $109,000,000 expansion of the Reno Convention Center. Scope of work includes 140,000s.f. exhibition hall, 30,000 s.f. ballroom, new food service facilities, 20,000 s.f. meeting rooms, as well as renovation of the existing facilities.

* These projects represent the experience of James F. Kier, Bastien's Director of Architecture, while at other firms.

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