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The historical record identifies events, people, and characteristics of building design that play a role in defining significance and supporting planning. Drisko Studio's architectural investigations and documentation aim to reveal artful and functional intentions that have since changed but, if re-established, can enhance current uses.

At Balch Auditorium at Scripps College, Drisko Studio updated the theatrical and lighting systems within the space to create a state of the art performance venue while maintaining and restoring the overall historic character of the space. Creating a beautiful and functional place that remains a favorite of faculty and staff for its intimacy and acoustics allows for the best preservation practice of all – continued occupancy and use.


Restoration of one of the many architecturally significant historic spaces on the Scripps College campus included treatment of the historic finishes as well as the integration of new technology.