Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a large performing arts complex in Costa Mesa, California. It is a cultural hub; home to two concert halls, two theatres and an education centre, and welcoming thousands of visitors each month from Orange County and beyond.
The latest addition to the campus is the renovated 56,100-square-foot Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, designed by architect Michael Maltzan. The plaza was dedicated in October 2017 and is intended to be a welcoming community space with free programming at the weekends, including live music, films, performances and events highlighting local artists and cultural organisations.
At the entrance to the complex is a grand fountain, consisting of a 60-foot-diameter reflecting pool with four large arching water jets, and was a gift from Julianne and George Argyros. The fountain is illuminated at night by a field of colour changing LED lights, controlled by a Pharos LPC 1 connected to the complex’s existing network. A custom web interface, available anywhere on the campus, allows control of both the operation and creation of custom light themes.
The LED lights are new 7 channel high fidelity luminaries created by Crystal Fountains. Fountain design was by Fluidity Design Consultants and Michael Maltzan Architecture, with installation by Pacific Aquascape. Programming for the project was by Fluidity Design Consultants.
Kegan McGurk of Fluidity Design was very happy with the experience of integrating Pharos control, saying; “Thomas Ladd and Pharos were essential in getting these 7 channel light fixtures tested and translated into a profile in time for this project to be programmed and commissioned without a hitch before opening day.”