Located near South Los Angeles, West Adams Preparatory High School is a $95 million, 290,000-square-foot LAUSD/ MLA Partner School campus.
The organizational strategy for the school takes its cue from the 10 freeway to the south and Washington lBlvd. to the north and Vermont to the west and seeks to maintain the urban character of the area.
Horizontal strands are filled with programmed parts of the school, which are seen as zones and districts within the project. The project builds within it several 'clearings' that act as key public spaces.
The campus includes specializes facilities like a film school and 1,200 person performance theater in addition to science labs, classrooms and administrative space.
The school is divided into six smaller sections each representing collegiate style themes: Science and Technology, Media Film and Art, Performance Arts and Literature, Design, Engineering and Architecture, etc.
View to the Library from the central courtyard. The steps to the Library are designed to allow for student gathering and seating.
The school has a large and a small gymnasium along with an Olympic size pool.