The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College is a nearly 9,000 square foot gallery- and cafe facility located adjacent to the Arts Center. The project is designed to museum specifications, and both the cafe and gallery are connected via an outdoor landscaped plaza, completing an important Arts Precinct at the southern end of campus. An indoor/outdoor cafe serves as a casual meeting area for student and community patrons.
Totaling over 7,000 sf of galleries, the primary spaces consist of a large 2,855 sf gallery and a smaller 1,318 sf gallery. Each features clear-span spaces with moveable wall potential and recessed bases for repainting efficiency. Both spaces utilize natural lighting filtered through skylights with full blackout capabilities, and integrate fully flexible gallery lights, allowing multiple lighting scenes.
Curatorial Spaces include a Clean Room and secured Art Vault with a higher quality of fire protection, mechanical controls and security. Director and assistant's offices, conference rooms, storage and support spaces are also integrated in the facility. Back of house operations include a screened loading area with covered loading door to ensure efficient loading capabilities that remain attractive to all sides of the campus.
The Arts Pavilion provides community teaching capabilities within the gallery spaces through a children's area, and presentation capability in gallery space, as well as lighting controls which support the teaching of gallery sciences as part of the arts curriculum. Associated cafe space includes a full kitchen with storage, office, refrigeration and freezer, and indoor/outdoor dining areas.