Owner : Los Angeles Unified School District
Contact : Tony Morera | firstname.lastname@example.org | (310) 306-4708
Year Project Started : 2007
Year Project Constructed : 2011
Project Cost : $149M
Contract Amount : $283,298.00
Address : 1001 Arroyo Ave., San Fernando, CA 91340
Client : Martinez Architects
8405 Pershing Dr., Ste. 201, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
This new high school was constructed in an existing business and industrial area in the City of San Fernando. The high school was built on an existing paved flea market area, where the site is bounded on the east by the main entrance street, by the west by a major channel/dam facility, at the north by an industrial building facility, and in the south by the rest of the flea market area. All surface features within the site were demolished and new classroom buildings, auditoriums, cafeterias, lunch shelters, physical education buildings, athletic fields and courts, running track, and synthetic soccer fields, were part of the design.
VCA Engineers provided the complete civil engineering services for both onsite and offsite improvements. VCA set the finish floor elevations of the all the buildings to be compliant with ADA requirements at the same time to properly provide drainage at the site while balancing the cut and fill of this sloping terrain. VCA also designed the underground utilities, potable and fire water, storm drain, and sanitary sewer that will service the new high school. In addition, offsite work around the new high school was required involving the City. Street widening of the public right of way and the installation of parent and bus drop off facilities, street light, traffic signalization, street striping and signage, were part of the offsite improvements.