This project is an adaptive-reuse of an LAX-adjacent warehouse building into a high school. A multi-phased project, this phase of construction provides classroom and interstitial learning spaces with the goal of creating high-quality, unique environments on an extremely tight budget. Our approach focuses on directing daylight into the warehouse envelope from above through a unique composition of skylights. This acts as a hub for a cluster of classrooms.
Our reunited three person team designed, fabricated and carried a light weight structure into Poly Canyon to live for two days and two nights for Cal Poly Design Village Competition. Day 1 consisted of construction while day 2 consisted of living and sustaining the Canyon’s high winds and diurnal temperatures.
A brief look into the design research and exploration going on in the Office and Institution Studio at Gensler Los Angeles, before they prepare to move into their new space downtown.