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Valley Performing Arts Center

By Emily Green When the Valley Performing Arts Center opens to the public in February, some may be thrilled by the new building on the campus of Cal State Northridge. Others, however, will reserve their admiration for the imaginative landscape architecture, a Dr. Seuss-worthy assembly of plants that not only looks spectacular but also achieves a tenfold reduction in the site's water use. Pictured here: aloe trees flanking the new building.Emily Green