South campus west elevation

 
 

Los Angeles Trade Technical College South Campus

Technology Classroom Building west elevation

Technology Classroom Building west elevation

Technology Classroom Building

LOCATION:

Los Angeles, CA

CLIENT:

Los Angeles Community College District

Size and Cost:

65,000 SF; $40.3 M

Status:

Completed

Year:

2010

LEED Certified:

Gold


TEAM:

Principals:

Steve Johnson, Jim Favaro

Principal-in-Charge:

Jim Favaro

Project Architect:

Steve Johnson

Associate Principal:

Brian Davis

Senior Design Associates:

Ingrid Dennert, Gregory Stackel

The Technology Instruction Building is one of two buildings that form the new front door of the college facing Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The five-level, 65,000 SF building doubles the college's current technology-related instruction spaces and includes a distance learning center, two 120-seat sloped floor lecture halls, 26 "smart" classrooms, labs, a faculty center with 46 offices, work stations and meeting rooms. The facility also houses a multi-purpose conference center that includes a banquet room and an adjacent commercial kitchen for college functions and other revenue generating community events.

The design provides an economical and optimal floor plate to give the college maximum flexibility for adaptation in the future.  All of the classrooms are flexible, taking advantage of in-floor power and building-wide wireless and cable infrastructure to provide for a variety of furniture configurations. The architecture of the building models traditional American collegiate buildings and the brick warehouses surrounding LATTC in the south downtown area in combination with more fluid, lightly colored surfaces appropriate to the sunny climate of southern California.

Student Services Administration Building Grand Avenue elevation 

Student Services/Administration Building

LOCATION:

Los Angeles, CA

CLIENT:

Los Angeles Community College District

Size and Cost:

60,000 SF; $38.1 M

Status:

Completed

Year:

2010

LEED Certified:

Gold


TEAM:


Principals:

Steve Johnson, Jim Favaro

Principal-in-Charge:

Jim Favaro

Project Architect:

Steve Johnson

Associate Principal:

Brian Davis

Senior Design Associates:

Ingrid Dennert, Gregory Stackel

Located on a prominent site in downtown Los Angeles, the Student Services/Administration Building faces onto Grand Avenue, the principal thoroughfare and "main street" of downtown. This important site in a rapidly changing downtown environment has become the new face for Los Angeles Trade Technical College, the oldest campus in the Los Angeles Community College District system.  The 60,000 SF building is the result of a comprehensive campus master plan completed in 2002 that together with the Technology Instruction Building forms the South Campus.

The five-level, one-stop shop facility includes the student services center, the student resources center, financial aid, numerous labs and administration offices. The multi-functional building utilizes web-based queuing technology to best facilitate students through the enrollment process, minimizing wait times and waiting areas. The architecture of the building models traditional American collegiate buildings and the brick warehouses surrounding LATTC in the south downtown area in combination with more fluid, lightly colored surfaces appropriate to the sunny climate of southern California.