Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts
May 17, 2014
The Challenge: Convert an existing media design company headquarters into a public elementary school for the arts. The 45,600 square foot space had previously been divided into open office areas with shipping containers and tents; these spaces were transformed into open-plan learning spaces for the students. Franco & Associates also added a visual arts center using industrial storage racks and a theater defined by an accordion wall that doubles as display space. With limited resources Franco & Associates made each dollar count, innovating with inexpensive materials for the lighting and finishes.