Scripps College Breaks Ground on New Performing Arts Center

“To be, or not to be—that is no longer the question,” began President Nancy Bekavac on the occasion of today’s auspicious groundbreaking of the new Scripps College Performing Arts Center.

Not even a gray April day could dampen the spirits of trustees, alumnae, faculty, administrators, students, and special guests who gathered en masse to celebrate complete with personalized hard-hats and golden shovels. Today’s groundbreaking marks the physical launch of a construction project several years in the making that will, according to Dean of Faculty and Professor of Music Michael Deane Lamkin, “signal a new relationship between Scripps and the surrounding community and offer a lively and exciting place to be for the performing arts.”

The new center will house a recital hall, music library, several music rehearsal spaces and music offices, and will be the permanent home and performance space for both Scripps’ music and dance programs.