By Charles E. Lawrence
Created 1987
Completed in 1987, Center Tower defines the Costa Mesa skyline with its reddish granite exterior.
In 1985, Charles E. Lawrence, by then head of CRS-Sirrine Architects, Inc., was commissioned to design Center Tower, a twenty-one-story office building adjacent to Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the South Coast Repertory Theater.

Besides offering distinctive corporate offices for significant business tenants, Center Tower was planned to provide parking for both daytime office use and parking availability for the performing arts facilities. Center Tower is also home to a number of public sculptures owned by Henry Segerstrom that have been situated inside and around the building for the daily pleasure of the employees in the building and the general public.