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Los Angeles Unified School District, New Schools


South Region Elementary School #12.

Courtesy MVE & Partners

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is building several new schools, four of which are being planned by different architects, with structural design by Thornton Tomasetti. The District wanted to implement the use of design in REVIT for all new projects and the architects selected Thornton Tomasetti based on its early adaptation of REVIT, along with the firm’s history of success with the LAUSD and a demonstrated expertise in the design of schools.

Valley Region Span K-8 School #1 consists of Small Learning Community #1—grades K-5, Small Learning Community #2—grades 6-8, shared education and support areas, centralized administration and maintenance/operations support.

South Region Elementary School #11 features a three-story steel classroom building, a two-story steel classroom and administration building, a one-story steel structure housing a library, and a CMU building for a multi-purpose room and kitchen.

South Region Elementary School #12 project consists of a three-story steel building with eccentric braced frames as the lateral system and a CMU building that houses a multi purpose room and kitchen.

Central Region Elementary School #21 consists of classrooms and administration buildings, a multi-purpose room, kitchen, and lunch shelter. Classrooms and administration buildings are two-story steel buildings sitting atop underground parking. It is pursuing LEED certification.

Project Stats

Location: Los Angeles, California

Owner: Los Angeles Unified School District

- Valley Region K-8 Span School #1: IBI Group
- South Region Elementary School #11: Langdon Wilson Architecture Planning Interiors
- South Region Elementary School #12: MVE Institutional
- Central Region Elementary School #21: gkkworks

Completion Date: 2012