Brea Civic/Cultural Center
The City of Brea Management needed a building which would be flexible, allow off-hour private sector use, and command a sense of aesthetic strength. To this end, the architects designed a civil/cultural center to include all present and anticipated future government office functions. The reinforced concrete and glass structure contains spaces for a full 300-seat theater, a television studio, a museum, and exhibit gallery, a county branch library, school board offices, as well as complete police facilities. In successful operation since 1980, the Civic/Cultural Center also has two floors of underground parking allowing staff and visitors direct elevator access. The user-friendly tenant improvements developed here for all city departments have much in common with the Ventura Government Center. James Alcorn was the Design Architect with John Carl Warnecke and Daniel Dworsky Associated Architects.