Prototype Space Saver School
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, USA
The particular site in Exposition Park juxtaposes a
monumental and highly public site with the smallscaled
and more private requirements of an
elementary school. The project proposes a
definition of the school’s precinct with a screen
which acts as a mediator between the large-scaled
site and smaller elements of the school.
The Screens provide multiple functions: security,
sound protection, landscape, structural support,
circulation, media presentation, and housing for
energy systems, including solar collectors and photovoltaic
The Classroom Modules are composed of 3-4
classrooms with integrated outdoor teaching space
and support facilities. The classroom elements
are fabricated as individual units so that each can
be placed in various locations within the modular
structural frame. Walls between classrooms are
openable, allowing spaces to become used as individual
units or larger teaching stations. The shared
outdoor teaching space is a central community area
for each module. Classrooms are in turn furnished
by modular technology laboratories and furniture,
all of which is flexibly located within the classrooms
client: Los Angeles Unified School Distric
Marc Angélil, Sarah Graham, A. Paradowski, M.Lee, M. Motonaga, T. Grant
Start : 1991 End : 1991 Class : Architecture Class : Public Priority : 02