LOS ANGELES — Famed architect Frank Gehry has been chosen to design an expansion of a performing arts school campus in downtown Los Angeles.

The Colburn School project will be just blocks away from the Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The school’s president, Sel Kardan, said Wednesday that the extension will include an 1,100-seat concert hall, a 700-seat studio theater, and a 100-seat cabaret-style performance room.

Gehry is also currently designing a separate mixed-use space near his gleaming Disney Hall, which became a centerpiece of LA’s downtown revival when it opened in 2003.

Dating back to the 1950s, Colburn School has about 1,600 students with a focus on music and dance.

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