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09/20/2010

$578 Million School New Home for 4,000 Students

6 schools integrate on 24 acres in urban Los Angeles

 
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    $578 Million School New Home for 4,000 Students

Sitting on the site of the former Ambassador Hotel, a location made famous by countless film shoots and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, the RFK Learning Center opened its door this month to welcome over 4,000 students. This comprehensive K-12 campus is the first of its kind for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second largest district. Closing the chapter on 9 years of complications, the complex is now home to six pilot schools. 

The grouping of buildings foster separate school identities and specialized education, while the larger campus setting promotes a sense of community. Designed by Gonzalez Goodale Architects, the schools include: New Open World (NOW) Academy, UCLA Community School, Ambassador School of Visual Arts, Ambassador School of Global Leadership, Ambassador School of Education, and the High School of Performing Arts. The educational community is linked by shared common areas, such as soccer fields, a swimming pool, two gymnasiums, and the library.

The campus also houses California’s first thermal displacement ventilation system, which delivers air from the lower portion of the walls, rather than from the ceiling. The upward flow of air is a more efficient form of air-cooling, and also improves air quality and reduces germs. The glass curtain wall facade of the high school building floods classrooms with natural light.

Construction and design were complicated by the site’s rich history, with preservationists calling for the existing hotel to be integrated into the new complex. Ultimately, the hotel was razed, with the new building’s architecture echoing the graceful lines of the Ambassador. Other prominent historic features, such as the Cocoanut Grove nightclub, have been re-created. RFK’s legacy is also honored in a series of murals as well as inspiring quotes etched in a sandstone installation.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.


 
09/29/2014

Academic achievement tied to responsible reporting habits

09/26/2014

Survey shows people more careful, less satisfied in public washrooms.

09/25/2014

A new study shows that switching natural gas for coal will not significantly reduce the amount of CO2 emissions being produced. 

09/24/2014

A new study shows the carbon emission reduction policies individual states have adopted are yielding results.

09/23/2014

A recent survey of industry professionals indicates that investment in energy efficiency projects will increase over the next year.

09/22/2014

Fort Carson in Colorado is well on its way to reaching the goal of net-zero energy by 2020. 

09/19/2014

New regulations from the DOE would improve commercial air conditioner efficiency by as much as 30%. 

09/18/2014

A new study suggests that the installed cost of photovoltaic solar power continues to drop in the U.S.

09/17/2014

A new technology developed at Rice University effectively deices glass surfaces while remaining transparent for radio frequency transmission.

09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

Researchers have found the main factors that influence the amount and type of building damage caused by various types of salts. 

09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

Researchers have developed a fluorescent lamp that emits Wi-Fi signals to allow connectivity throughout buildings.

09/04/2014

Tests show effective measures for reducing earthquake damage to computer servers. 

09/03/2014

Health costs drop by half as a result of environmental regulations.

09/02/2014

A new study challenges the idea that sparse workplaces produce happier, more productive employees.

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