Central Region Elementary School #13


Owner : Los Angeles Unified School District
Contact : Clinton Lum, LEED AP | clum@jdba-arch.com | (213) 380-2102
Year Project Started : 2006
Year Project Constructed : 2009
Project Cost : $24M
Contract Amount : $329,348.90
Address : 3200 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
Client : JDBA Architecture + Planning
3699 Wilshire Blvd., #801, LA, CA 90010

Project Description:

The new, two-story school is to be constructed in the Historic West Adams residential neighborhood of Los Angeles within a commercial area developed in the 1930s. It is designed to accommodate 875 students from kindergarten to fifth grade with a program area of 68,197 square feet. A library will be located at the intersection of the major streets bordering the site. With windows twenty-four feet high, this signature architectural element serves a visual anchor for the school. JDBA designers utilized a broad base of experience with private sector commercial design to ensure this new school will enhance the existing commercial character. The project is located on a 3.6-acre site that is bordered by Washington Boulevard in the north, Third Avenue in the west, housing in the south, and Arlington Avenue in the east.

VCA’s Role:

VCA Engineers, Inc. provided civil engineering services for this project which included: design paving, ADA compliant grading, site drainage, parking lot grading, storm water management design using Standards for Urban Storm Water Mitigation Plan (SUSMP), and design of curb cuts, driveways, and sidewalks along affected streets. Additionally VCA was responsible for highway dedication, street trees, street lights, street signage and striping, 2nd street closure, demolition of existing commercial and residential buildings, and demolition of above and below ground service utilities. B-Permit work included drawings, grading between residential houses, and coordination with local authorities, as offsite improvements are required to be in accordance with local city requirements.

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