Joint-Use Library Exterior Community Environment: Community input has been incorporated into CRES#22s design since the inception of the project. A continuous cycle of meetings with community stakeholders and representatives ensures that the design both serves the needs of the community as well as taking advantage of the communitys strengths and assets. One example of this interaction is CRES#22s utilization of the local Los Angeles Public library branch as a resource for its students. This community asset allows the schools library (also available for the general public use) to focus on specific curriculum needs.
Joint-Use Library Interior Community Environment: CRES#22s multipurpose space is a second example. This specified joint-use area provides the community of Playa Vista with a large gathering space, indoor sports gymnasium and stage facility. A final example of community collaboration is seen in the schools utilization of the adjacent Discovery Park and Playa Vista play fields for learning excursions and outdoor play areas throughout the year. In exchange, students from other schools who visit the Discovery Park will find further educational opportunities available through CRES#22s science focused agenda. Kindergarten Interior Learning Environment: Through collaboration with Loyola Marymount University, CRES#22 will be a teacher training elementary school with a focus on science education and flexible learning environments. This collaborations goal is to accommodate multiple teaching and learning styles as well as the continuously changing landscape of education theory. Increased storage area that allows for less clutter and a focus on student work defines one of the flexible classroom initiatives. Other initiatives include extending the classroom environment to the exterior courtyard, design features for student-driven science experimentation, and multiple teaching and learning surfaces within each classroom to accommodate educators and students of all heights and abilities. Physical Environment: CRES#22s sustainability agenda and path towards a LEED Gold rating steers the school to pursue numerous educational opportunities associated with this agenda. Permanent displays of the schools sustainable features serve as learning tools and compel students awareness of the buildings systems and their impact on the environment. Photovoltaics dominate the roofscape and extend beyond to supply 61% of the sites expected energy use. Courtyard Diagram
Exploration Play Courtyard Physical Environment: A geothermal water source heat pump supplies the buildings HVAC system by utilizing the earths intrinsic ability to maintain consistent temperatures. A series of 300 deep vertical piping shafts circulate water deep in the ground. In the central courtyard a window looks into the primary pump room for an educational display. While common in other parts of the country, this system is not widely used in California, and will be the first time used in LAUSD.
Conceptualization of Massing on Site Planning Process: The rigidity of the program is adopted and expressed through a bar of program that breaks and folds within the site parameters. The manipulations undertaken are evident in the form and aesthetics of the building. The site barely fits the required educational and support program. With single-point site access, safety in terms of separating pedestrian traffic from vehicular traffic was paramount.
Façade Diagram Planning Process: Beyond LAUSDs large contingency, a broad coalition of expertise has been tapped during the design process of CRES#22. A partnership with the adjacent Loyola Marymount University has resulted in the focus on a flexible learning environment with teacher training facilities. Collaboration with the Playa Vista development and governing bodies has ensured that the school fits into the community and fits the communitys needs.
Exhibition of School Planning and Architecture 2008 Project Data Submitting Firm :Osborn Architects Project RoleArchitect Project ContactDawn Brisco TitleJob Captain Address320 E. Harvard St. City, State or Province, CountryGlendale, CA 91205 Phone818-246-3112 Joint Partner Firm:N/A Project Role Project Contact Title Address City, State or Province, Country Phone Other Firm:N/A Project Role Project Contact Title Address City, State or Province, Country Phone Construction Firm:N/A Project Role Project Contact Title Address City, State or Province, Country Phone
Exhibition of School Planning and Architecture 2008 Project Details Project Name LAUSD CRES#22 City Playa Vista State California District Name Los Angeles Unified School District Supt/President Michelle King Occupancy Date September 2012 Grades Housed K-5 Capacity (Students) 650 students Site Size (acres) 4.8 acres Gross Area (sq. ft.) 58,439 sf Per Occupant (pupil) 89 sf gross/net please indicate Design and Build? No If yes, Total Cost: Includes: If no, Site Development: $5,061,9483 (DD estimate) Building Construction: $25,145,017 (DD estimate) Fixed Equipment: Included Other: Total: $30,206,500 (DD estimate)