Los Angeles Unified School District
Van Nuys, CA
Education & Cultural: Pre-K - 12
Design: Architecture, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Valley Region High School #9
STV provided design and construction support services to the Los Angeles Unified School District for the addition of an 810-student high school on the Robert Fulton College Preparatory School campus. The project included a new two-story, 62,000-square-foot classroom building; a 16,666-square-foot gymnasium; an 8,110-square-foot library; and a 2,000-square-foot maintenance building. Shaped like a “U,” the building holds space for an outdoor classroom and seating area. Many sustainable elements were incorporated into the school's design. The classrooms have operable windows that can be used for natural ventilation during temperate periods. The rooms have high-efficiency air conditioners and feature natural daylighting with sunscreens to reduce solar heat gain. Drought-tolerant plantings were featured in the landscaping. The $68 million project also included remodeling the campus food services building and adding a new track and soccer field.