High Tech Los Angeles Charter High School
Client: HT - Los Angeles
Size: 33,000 SF
Project Manager: Richard Berliner, AIA, NCARB, LEEP AP
HT-LA is a charter high school dedicated to fusing the traditional academic subjects with real-world, technical applications and problem solving skills.
Berliner's architectural design of HT-LA is a dramatic expression of the school’s innovative curriculum, teaching methods and technology. Natural light fills the spaces and bright colors are used throughout the school’s interior to create an uplifting and inspiring environment for students and teachers. The resulting ambiance is more similar to a collaborative workplace rather than a typical classroom setting, which fits well with the active learners HT-LA attracts.
The California Energy Department recognized HT-LA with an honorable mention for its innovative energy conservation and performance design. In 2013, HT-LA was ranked as the #1 Charter High School in California, by the USC School Performance Dashboard report.