LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PROJECT TYPE: Campus Master Plan and New Design
CLIENT: Los Angeles USD
CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 2012
PROJECT COST: $90,000,000
Located on a highly-urbanized 15-acre site in South Los Angeles, the 351,000 sq. ft., $90,000,000 Augustus F. Hawkins High School is an example of how a school can transform a community and is one of the most highly regarded schools in the area. The school’s three Small Learning Communities (SLC) were the inspiration for the campus layout and design. Focusing on critical design and gaming, community health advocacy, and responsible indigenous social entrepreneurship, the school design provides an independent but connected home for each of its 2,025 students. Each floor of the four story structure is home to a Small Learning Community and is supported by a competition gym, practice gym and multi-purpose cafeteria/theater.
Providing 21st Century High Performance Learning Environments was the focus of the school. This was accomplished through flexible classroom spaces of varying sizes for large and small group learning, outdoor classroom and meeting spaces including an outdoor amphitheater where students can meet for class or have lunch,
and provide the technology back-bone needed to support the SLC curriculums. The school’s CHPS certification also served as a design tool for providing the school with the sustainable infrastructure needed to support the students and staff.
Project Highlights: Master Plan, New Campus, CHPS Design, 21st Century Design, Alternative Energy and Small Learning Communities (SLC).
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