Concept design for New Horizon School located in Los Angeles.
View to the main entry to the school from Sawtelle Boulevard.
View of the interior courtyard of the school.
Illustrated Site Plan
A variety of massing options were explored on the site, including options for both the retention and removal of the existing apartment building.
The programming of the school was broken down into categories and assigned ideal square footage. The program was organized on the horizontal and vertical planes in conjunction, considering where the activity was most appropriate according to movement, function, daylighting, and accessibility.
Massing and program allocation through planning happened in conjunction, ensuring they were both working together throughout the process.
Outdoor Space Distribution
Existing outdoor space: 7100SF
Proposed outdoor space: 16650SF
Final Mass Model
Islamic color palettes from precedent buildings were tested in a variety of arrangements on the basic form of the building.