LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PROJECT TYPE: Master Plan
CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 2010-2012
PROJECT COST: $19 million (est. for all phases)
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has approximately 700,000 students attending more than 800 school sites throughout the greater Los Angeles area. CSDA was selected to perform the surveys and site analyses of six campuses for assessment: Bancroft Middle School, Franklin High School, Marina del Rey Middle School, Mark Twain Middle School, Westside Leadership Magnet, and Venice High School.
CSDA reported on the physical conditions of the schools, from structural conditions to technical infrastructure and code deficiencies. The survey also identified school needs such as programmatic priorities, public use, utilities and infrastructure, circulation on and drop-off areas, parking needs, security and core facilities. Following the collection of programming and data collection, CSDA developed project lists that responded to campus needs identified with the analysis of data collection. These project lists were then used as the framework for creating several unique design concepts that encapsulated the projects into a congruent final vision for the campuses.
Finally, concept design schemes were presented in a series of community design charrettes in which stakeholders, parents, teachers, principals, and students were invited to provide feedback on the concepts and select a final scheme that best exemplified the shared vision of their campus. Final concepts were selected and developed into final master plans to be used in prioritizing district-wide projects in preparation for LAUSD’s next wave of campus improvement projects.