Location:  North Hollywood, California

Client: Los Angeles Unified School District

The LAUSD Roy Romer Middle School accommodates 1,647 students in 150,000 square feet on a 9.5 acre, L-shaped site. Campus buildings are organized around a large public square that serves as the school’s entry and major social center. The site and building parti is based on a series of north-south building and landscape elements that create an inner sanctum and creates a variety of spaces for small group socialization and instruction.

Accessed from Laurel Canyon Boulevard, the square is defined by four major areas including a Classroom and Administration Wing, Multi-Purpose Building, Multi-Media Center and Gymnasium & Fitness Center. The Classroom and Administration Wing includes 98,000 square feet over three floors paralleling Laurel Canyon; a 25,000 square foot, two story multipurpose building along the south; and two-story 6,400 square foot multi-media center at north west corner.

A fourth, 19,000 square foot gymnasium building is located between a 150-stall parking lot accessed from Kittridge Street and the play field that extend from the plaza to the east to St. Clair at the west.

The site’s significant impacts include the 170 freeway located 1/2 mile west of the site and air traffic from nearby Van Nuys and Burbank Airports.