West Los Angeles College
Fine Arts Complex, FA-100
9000 Overland Ave.,
Culver City, CA 90230
For more than sixty years, Aedis has committed to designing excellent schools for Californians. Today, Aedis leads the State in the design of zero net energy public schools and strives to advance transformative design and engineering principles in our State’s schools for health, safety and efficiency. Aedis believes that opportunities to incorporate energy and water savings techniques into the design of the physical campus can provide awareness to those learning and working there. The next generation of environmental stewards should be fostered in our schools and community colleges.www.aedisarchitects.com
DLR Group is an integrated design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning and interior services. They are a nationally recognized expert in K-12 school facilities design and have completed over 2,000 school projects in the last 10 years. This totals 18 million square feet with a construction value of $6.5 billion, including over 350 projects throughout California. DLR Group brings a collaborative experience to clients rooted in their service approach: listen.DESIGN.deliver.www.dlrgroup.com
Honored with the AIA National Firm Award for 2015, Ehrlich Architects is a versatile practice that has earned an international reputation for design excellence and an exemplary professional culture. Founded in 1979 as a tiny residential studio, the Culver City-based firm is a 40 member team that has mastered building types ranging in scale from houses to courthouses, including multiple award-winning sustainable educational projects.www.ehrlicharchitects.com
Established in 1992 by Principals Chad Hamilton and Susan Aitken, H+A designs educational projects throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area and provides a very personal level of service to clients, combining the experience and direct participation of principals in every project we design. The depth of our experience, the quality of our project management procedures, and the caliber of our design helps us create high quality schools for our clients.www.hamiltonaitken.com
HGA is an integrated architecture, engineering, and planning firm that helps prepare its clients for the future by understanding their cultural and business needs. We inspire clients with bold, forward thinking goals with high aspirations helping our clients with inventive solutions to help them achieve their intended results. We see a future that is highly sustainable and make the world better by going beyond zero energy.www.hga.com
Lionakis was founded in 1909 and is a multi-discipline firm that has over 180 employees in four offices throughout the West Coast. We offer services that include Architecture, Structural Engineering, Interior Design, Planning, and Sustainability. Lionakis is a leading education design firm that has partnered with a wide variety of clients to develop quality sustainable solutions. With more than 80 LEED accredited professionals, the entire Lionakis team is committed to sustainable design on every project.www.lionakis.com
A nationally recognized leader within the sustainable K-12 movement, San Francisco-based WRNS Studio knows how to work with clients to design healthy, efficient and environmentally responsible learning environments that double as teaching tools and help make sustainability integral to the educational experience. WRNS designed the first certified Net Zero Energy library (by ILFI) in the U.S., which was also the first certified school building in California.www.wrnsstudio.com
As a professional development consultant and network catalyst, Tim Culvahouse, FAIA, helps fellow architects enrich their practices by sharing what they know. A former head of the Department of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and former associate dean for Design and Architectural Studies at California College of the Arts, he has taught as a distinguished visitor at Tulane, Carleton (Ottawa), and UC Berkeley. He is editor in chief of the AIA California Council and past chair of the board of Public Architecture.www.culvahouse.net
Built in the 1950s, this urban elementary school is located in downtown Oakland. With a flat roof and concrete construction, this elementary school features a two-story classroom building with an interior corridor. This case study was developed by WRNS Studio.
This high school was built in a park setting in San Diego during the 1970s. It was constructed with steel and concrete, has flat roofs, and the classrooms are accessible from an interior corridor. This case study was developed by Aedis Architects.
Constructed in the 1980s, this elementary school is located in a suburb of Sacramento. It features wood construction with plaster and some ceramic tile exterior finishes, and a composition shingle roof. The multipurpose room and classrooms are arranged with access to a courtyard. This case study was developed by Lionakis.
Built in the 1960s, this Los Angeles elementary school features concrete classrooms and a wood/steel constructed assembly room. This case study was developed by Ehrlich Architects.
Built in the 1980s, this elementary school is exposed to the desert climate. It is a typical example of mid-century modern architecture and was designed by renowned architect Donald Wexler. This case study was developed by DLR Group.
This historic high school, located in downtown Santa Barbara and near the southern California coast, was originally built in the 1920s. The campus features a two-story concrete building with a tile roof. This case study was developed by Hamilton + Aitken Architects.
This trade technical college was built in downtown Los Angeles in the 1970s, and its four-story building is made of steel and concrete. This case study was developed by HGA.