Project Overview: The Solano Avenue Elementary Schools project consists of new classrooms and an administration building (K-5) adjacent to the existing 13 K-5 classrooms school for 351-students. The 10,000 SF project, Type V-B, 2-story building with a basement, includes: an administration area, 5 new classrooms for 125-students and modifications to an existing building in order to allow for a second level connection to the new building. The project also comprises of a playground area, site improvements, new transformer, trash enclosure and a surface parking lot. One strong design feature are the custom perforated solar control fins along the southwest façade, which are used to prevent solar gain into the classrooms and allow ample view window within the space.
Solano Avenue Elementary School achieved CA-CHPS Verified Certification in 2016.
Solano Ave. Elementary School
Cover Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Photos provided by Kemp Bros Contruction & Gonzalez Goodale Architects
Location: 615 Solano Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
District: Los Angeles Unified School District
Cost: $6 Million
Scope: 56,628 Square Feet
Cost Per Square Foot: $106
Architects: Gonzalez Goodale Architects
Engineer: Englekirk & Sabol (Structural), OMB Electrical Engineers, Inc. (Electrical), Jacobs Engineering (Commissioning), KPFF Consulting Engineer (Civil), Hellman & Lober (Plumbing & HVAC)
Certification Highlights: Solano represents LAUSD's achievement of 100 completed and certified CHPS projects.
SITE MATERIALS - 96% certified wood material for classroom and office built-in architectural casework.
Construction waste management - 75% of all construction and demolition waste recycled and/or diverted from permanent landfills
WATER EFFICIENCY - Reduced indoor potable water use by 39.05% below baseline.
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