LA 6121L - Schoolyard Design

Term / Course:
Spring 2019

For Spring 2019, the studio will celebrate the newly passed California Senate Bill 720 to leverage mandates for environmental education in reimagining school sites for the future. We will look at our regional context for planning and analysis purposes, select suitable school sites based on our project statement, and then design a series of school typologies as a class to illustrate school design principles that improve air, water, and soil quality, increase the physical, mental, and social health of students, teachers, staff, and community members, support educational success and workforce readiness, improve ecological health for the community, and provide habitat and food for wildlife and people.