East Los Angeles Charter Middle School Project Size: 42,500 SF Budget: $7,500,000
Berliner Architects is currently in the process of designing a new home for an inspiring tuition-free public charter middle school which will have a capacity of 490 students. This 2 story-facility will contain 22 classrooms, each of which will face south to take advantage of natural lighting.
The layout for East LA's new charter school dervies heavility from the particular focuses of its own curriculum. One of the most notable features of the school is an innovation lab which supports their focus on STEAM-oriented teaching. In order to facilitate an additional emphasis on physical education, the charter school will include a retractable wall allowing for seamless connection of indoor spaces with an outdoor play area.