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South Campus

Art Centerís South Campus was established in 2004 to better serve the community and accommodate the Collegeís growing Public Programs. Architect Kevin Daly redeveloped a 100,000-square-foot former supersonic wind tunnel located in downtown Pasadena to become one of the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings in the city.

In addition to our Public Programs, serving the greater Los Angeles community with non-degree classes for all ages and skill levels, the award-winning structure also houses Art Centerís Graduate Art and Graduate Media Design Practices programs, and Archetype Press, a one-of-a-kind letterpress printing facility that includes the largest collection of rare American and European metal foundry type, wood type and ornaments in California.

In 2014, Art Center expanded South Campus by renovating a neighboring former post office building, effectively doubling the size of our downtown Pasadena location. The new facility provides dedicated space for our Fine Art and Illustration students, with a professional Printmaking Studio, added classrooms, individual studio spaces, shared exhibition spaces and a sculpture yard. This controlled growth in service to the education of our students is a direct result of Art Centerís strategic plan.

South Campus is located at the terminus of the historic Arroyo Seco Parkway and only a block from the Metro Gold Line (Fillmore Station), connecting Pasadena to downtown L.A. and the greater San Gabriel Valley. Art Center also maintains a private shuttle to ensure students can travel easily between our two campuses.


South Campus Map

870 S. Raymond Avenue

950 S. Raymond Avenue

1111 S. Arroyo Parkway

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