USC Hybrid High School
Client: University of Southern California
Scope: New Construction
Size: 15,000 SF
Project Manager: Richard Berliner, AIA, NCARB, LEEP AP
Berliner Architects designed the home of USC Hybrid High, a new high school developed by the USC Rossier School of Education. The 15,000 square foot space is a conversion of office space located at 350 S. Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles.
Hybrid High is a project of the Rossier School of Education, with twin goals to achieve a zero-percent dropout rate for its students and to graduate 100% of them onto successful college or career experiences. It is an innovative reframing of the academic experience in an effort to stem the tide of dropouts for the at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Whereas the traditional structure of a high school has in-class lectures coupled with at-home homework, Hybrid High allows students to view lectures and coursework online and from home, with the bulk of the course work completed on-site where instruction in small groups and individual tutoring is available seven days a week, ten hours a day