15th Street Elementary School
San Pedro, California
To provide full design services from schematic-design through contract administration for the construction of a new classroom building for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Sorcinelli Architects Inc. were selected as the Architects for this school and a similar project for Barton Hill Elementary School. Schematic design commenced in December of 2000 and construction commenced in the Fall of 2004 because of property acquization delays. Construction of the project was completed in the fall of 2006. This project is a free standing new building which will forms part of the existing 15th Street School campus. The program for this project includes classrooms, a small group instruction room, restrooms, and a parking lot. The project is constructed partly on the existing campus and partly on adjacent sites which were acquired by LAUSD. The client requested that the project be a 2 story building and that it have a compact footprint to allow the maximum of open space for playground and parking. The design solution for this project can be seen as a prototype for other similar projects for other campuses. The design solution is adjusted to relate to the colors and form of the existing campus buildings which are in the spanish colonial revival style. The project incorporates the prototypical classrooms that have been provided by the LAUSD facilities design division. Solar control devices are incorporated on the south facade to allow maximum glass area while restricting solar penetration and thus reducing energy consumption. The HVAC system is designed to allow for opening windows and incorporates an economizer cycle to further reduce energy consumption. Landscape materials and irrigation are designed for low maintenance and low water usage. rendering

Client: Los Angeles Unified School District, Owner
Team: Sorcinelli Architects Inc.
Civil Engineer: Civiltec
Structural Engineer: Johnson + Nielson Associates

Plumbing and Mechanical Engineer: RPM Engineers
Electrical Engineering: GLP Karjala Inc.
Landscape Architecture: Robert Perry with Sorcinelli Architects Inc.

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