Valley College Arts Courtyard Renovation
Project Manager: Lautaro Galvez, LEED AP
Berliner Architects' renovation of the Arts Building Courtyard at Los Angeles Valley College has transformed a dreary and little-used space into an inviting amenity for the entire college community. The principal new feature is a graceful steel trellis designed to complement the mid-century modern character of the courtyard's architecture, providing shade and a sense of enclosure for the space.
The foundation pool, dry for years, has been restored, enhanced by new landscaping to create a cool oasis. New furnishings, selected for long-term durability and easy of maintenance have an urbane, elegant style which enhances their setting. Lighting has been upgraded, making the courtyard usable and inviting by night. The 2,000SF Arts Courtyard is able to serve many functions, from casual everyday student gatherings to formal evening receptions for art shows.