Designed to serve a growing community, LAUSD’s Elementary School (ES) #9 began with a simple goal: create an open, welcoming campus for students while maximizing convenience to parents and administration. The community was in need of the school to alleviate overcrowding at the other six regional Los Angeles elementary schools. The new campus is home to over 650 children in kindergarten through fifth grade and consists of a 12,500-SF multi-purpose building, a 62,000-SF classroom building, and a variety of outdoor playground areas. In response to the neighborhood context, the design strategy is rooted in minimizing the building footprints, making them as efficient as possible in order to gain desired playground areas. The project incorporates sustainable features and is targeting 32 Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) points.
N. facade / blacktop
maximize open space
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