Los Angeles Unified School District
Huntington Park High School Modernization
Huntington Park, CA
Campus modernization gives high school students space to grow
The Los Angeles Unified School District is the 2nd largest public-school district in the United States, with over 1,000 schools serving over 600,000 students. Situated five miles south of Downtown LA, Huntington Park High School was chosen for substantial renovations by the district. Many of the campus buildings are from the 50s, 60s, and 70s with some dating as far back as 1923. The purpose of the project is to address critical facility issues, maximize student safety and ensure the entire campus provides a healthy environment conducive to learning. This $64.8 million project includes demolitions, new construction and renovations of historically significant buildings.
Our team provided MEPT, fire protection and fire alarm design services for the school, which will remain open throughout construction. Some of the plumbing on campus is over 70 years old and in poor condition, making replacement and upgrades extremely important. The gym building will be demolished and rebuilt, but as the campus does not have a lot of room to work with, we’re phasing the construction of the new gym building so that the school has an operational physical education facility during construction. The historical significance of buildings on campus required carefully maintaining the integrity of the 1920’s architecture but at the same time, upgrading systems such as HVAC and technology to work for 21st century students. The fire alarm and fire protection design extends through the entire campus, using quick response sprinklers to douse fires that arise at any campus location.