Award of Merit K-12 Education

Photo courtesy of DLR Group WWCOT
The new school is a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.

South Region Elementary School No. 2 is not only a notable piece of civic architecture in the community of South Los Angeles, but also a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization, according to the project team. The project, with its brightly painted blue, red, green and orange exterior, is an 82,000-sq-ft facility on a 4.2-acre site, housing 42 classrooms and capacity for 1,050 students. The school contains a library, multi-purpose rooms, food service area, lunch shelter, administration offices, playfields and underground parking.

The school meets the requirements for Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) certification.

Key Players

Owner: Los Angeles Unified School District

General Contractor/Construction Management: Emma Corp., Santa Monica

Architect: DLR Group WWCOT, Santa Monica

Civil Engineer: E.W. Moon Inc., Los Angeles

Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef & Associates, Los Angeles

MEP Engineer: Donald F. Dickerson Associates, Van Nuys

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