Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

The Project.

The 260,000 square-foot, $260-million complex provides theatre operations, rehearsal functions and restaurant facilities. This multi-faceted, curving, glass facade surrounds an elegant atrium and grand staircase that also includes a public restaurant, private donor room, rehearsal spaces, and artist accommodations.


C.J. Segerstrom & Sons


Costa Mesa, CA


  • Geotechnical
  • Geotechnical Testing

Project Fact:

The opening of the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theatre celebrated one of the finest performing arts complexes in the world.

The Leighton Solution.

Leighton provided geotechnical and seismic studies for use by the design team. Construction required lowering the groundwater 15 feet during excavation of the basement and driving the 1,500-pile foundation system.

Leighton provided shoring alternatives that resulted in at least a $2 million savings in excavation and basement wall construction costs. Using the results of the indicator pile program reduced the pile length by more than 10 percent and shortened the original pile driving schedule by more than one month.