Studioworks — Located near South Los Angeles, West Adams Prep High School is a $95 million, 290,000-square-foot campus that includes specialized facilities like a film school and performance theater in addition to classrooms and administrative space. Marion Weiss called it "raw and fresh," Carlos Jimenez appreciated its "toughness," and Ralph Johnson lauded the "refreshing and straightforward LA construction."

Project Credits

Client Los Angeles Unified School District Architect Studioworks, Los Angeles—Robert Mangurian, Mary-Ann Ray (lead designers); Willam Hogan II, Earl Tres Parson, Stefan Scheide (senior project managers); Samuel Barclay, Ellen Kuch, Catherine Pack, Poonam Sharma (project team) Consulting Architects The JERDE Partnership, Venice, Calif.—John Alexsich (lead designer) Structural Englekirk & Sobol Mechanical The Sullivan Partnership Electrical Nikolakopulos & Associates Landscape Katherine Spitz and Associates Civil Delon Hampton and Associates