The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

San Diego, California

Client San Diego Symphony

Collaborators Tucker Sadler, Soundforms

Recognition Gold Nugget 2022 Grand Award “Best Special Use Project”; American Institute of Architects, San Diego Design Award 2023 “Honor Award for Architecture”

The San Diego Symphony retained Burton Studio to help realize its enduring vision of a permanent outdoor performance venue adjacent to San Diego Bay. The studio’s participation spanned from the earliest site programming and design concepts up through the park’s construction completion. The new venue includes an iconic performance pavilion, a terraced seating area, public restrooms, and numerous improvements to the overall Embarcadero Marina Park. Burton Studio crafted new pedestrian circulation pathways, public gathering areas, a fitness station circuit, and a refined system of site furnishings to enhance the public experience of this important waterfront space.