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Building Blocks

Los Angeles, CA United States

Hodgetts + Fung Design & Architecture


Project Description

Designed for the Los Angeles Unified School District, Building Blocks is a prefabricated, modular construction system that seeks to replace the district’s fleet of deteriorating portable classroom units. But it can also be deployed across a series of similarly scaled typologies. The system—which juror Gordon Gill called “quite clever,” and juror Martina Decker noted “seemed relatively easy to use and easy to handle”—includes in-slab radiant heating and cooling, and fiberglass-laminated SIP walls with operable windows, supported by steel moment framing. The crowning glory is a fiberglass roof module that contains integrated lighting and an operable baffle that allows for daylighting and natural ventilation in the classroom.


Project Details

Building Blocks
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Project Team:
    Craig Hodgetts, FAIA (creative director); Hsinming Fung, AIA (design director); Darin Vieria, senior designer; Amber Langois, project manager; Anina Bach, designer;
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti 
  • Mechanical Engineer: Capital Engineers Consultants 
  • Electrical Engineer: Capital Engineers Consultants 
  • Plumbing Engineer: Capital Engineers Consultants 
  • Fabrication: FinCo Fabrication 
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