Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School, Los Angeles Unified School District

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Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School (Central Region High School #16)

Los Angeles Unified School District

Los Angeles, California

This new, 211,000 GSF, six-building high school complex includes: performing arts classrooms, a library, multi-purpose room, two gymnasiums, a variety of playfields and courts, food service and lunch shelter, administrative support services, playfields, and subterranean parking under basketball courts. It was important to maintain as much usable open space as possible to create a campus atmosphere on the constrained urban site. Given the magnitude of the intervention it was important to be mindful of the scale and character of the surrounding neighborhood throughout the process.


Awards Info


  • 2011 Merit Award, Excellence in Design
    • AIA Long Beach/South Beach Chapter
  • 2002 American Architecture
    • Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design