Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall

Mills College, Oakland, California, USA

Historic renovation hits the right note

EHDD’s comprehensive restoration of Walter Ratcliff’s 1928 Spanish Revival Music Building enriches Mills College’s historic campus architecture and modernizes facilities for its renowned music department. 

The rehabilitated, 500-seat Jeannik Mequet Littlefield Concert Hall shines as a contemporary performance space with an expanded stage, accessible seating and upgraded electronics. New acoustical panels complement the historic character and provide a neutral setting for restored Raymond Boynton frescoes and choir loft murals. A new, sky-lit addition incorporates an original exterior courtyard, gracefully connecting old and new.

The renovation makes all public areas fully accessible, yet preserves the building’s historical integrity. Seismic reinforcement and upgrades to the existing environmental controls system are unobtrusively installed. New and remodeled offices honor historical architectural features. 


Size : 23,000 sq. ft.

2009 California Preservation Design Award

California Preservation Society

2009 Merit Award – Excellence in Architecture for Restoration and Preservation

SCUP/AIA Committee on Architecture for Education

2009 Building of America

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San Francisco

500 Treat Ave #201
San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 285-9193