Metal Sales™ provides 11,500 square feet of sleek custom T16-L horizontal and curved horizontal siding panels to William R. Anton Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA.
The new 98,000 square foot elementary school houses 1,176 students in kindergarten through fifth grade and features 51 classrooms, an outdoor play field and an underground parking structure. The school was built as part of a $20 billion New School Construction and Modernization Program initiated by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in 1997. This voter-approved program intends to prevent overcrowding and promote sustainable educational facilities. As one of many LAUSD construction projects in recent years, William R. Anton Elementary replaces the nearby 92-year-old Hammel Street Elementary School, which now serves as the site for a new area high school.
Built on 3.2 acres of uneven land, the site’s severely sloped topography presented many challenges for the project team. In order to create both an aesthetically pleasing and hazard-free learning and play environment, the campus was designed vertically, ranging from two to four stories throughout. The linear design of Metal Sales’ panels helped to facilitate this vision on the facility’s façade as well as its external stair enclosure.
The facility was built to meet the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) standards, and employs such features as passive solar shading to help reduce utility costs. Metal Sales’ durable and recyclable panels contribute to the overall sustainability of the structure, which achieved the Pacific Gas & Energy “Savings by Design” performance goal and exceeded California’s Title 24 efficiency standards by 30%.