Los Angeles Private Middle School Project Size: 35,000SF Budget: $8,000,000
The design process for this private middle school began with a series of visioning meetings that involved every one of its teachers, the administration, leaders, and the greater community. These meetings informed the conceptual intent for the project; a thoroughly contemporary learning environment filled with maker spaces and incorporating space for the community as well as the school program.
The resulting design is not the typical double-loaded corridor layout used in most middle schools, but a more flexible and open plan which immediately allows visitors to understand an alternative learning model is in play. A high level of connectivity between indoors and outdoors establishes a visual and spatial sense of the community. The plan is additionally designed to be accomplished in phases, allowing for greater flexibility in the construction process.