The project involves the construction of two new high school buildings, each approximately 110,000 sf in area, with 3 stories over a subterranean level. The site slopes, so the subterranean levels daylight on the west side. The buildings are interconnected by bridges. The subterranean building will be used for parking, but it can be converted into either storage space or a classroom.
The steel structure uses Special Moment Resisting Frames for lateral resistance with proprietary ConXtech steel framing. The building will also function as bleachers overlooking the swimming pool. The project is expected to be finished and the buildings anticipated to be open for the fall semester of 2021.
2019 AIA San Fernando Valley – Design Award