Pacoima, CA

Project Type

Permanent Replacement Classroom Buildings


Vaughn Next Century Learning Center

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Vaughn Portables to Project Based Pods (P3)

CSDA partnered with GrowthPoint Structures on our second project to re-purpose shipping containers into permanent classroom buildings. The new Vaughn Portables to Project-Based Pods (P3) project is a complete replacement of all existing portable classroom buildings on the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center School (“Mainland”) Campus. They were replaced by new GrowthPoint Structures re-purposed shipping container buildings, providing fourteen (14) new classrooms, two (2) student toilet buildings, and one (1) staff toilet building.

New site elements include a new school grove with permeable surfaces, trees, and additional seating near the new trees. The new classrooms house computer laboratories and general education classrooms for fourth and fifth graders. The new school grove provides shade and seating for students to use during lunch, before school, and for teachers to utilize if they wish to take their classroom curriculum outdoors. The project’s purpose is to provide the students and teachers with new educational and recreational spaces.