Ocean Park School
This new K-8 school has combined two existing programs onto one site: the Muir School, which maintains a traditional classroom setting; and the Santa Monica Alternative School House, which places an emphasis on fine and performing arts. The project made innovative use of passive solar techniques in order to respond to the bright sunshine, sea breezes, and mild temperatures of its location. Building forms were designed as a direct reflection of the surrounding neighborhood, providing a natural focal-point for education and enrichment.
Client: Santa Monica-Malibu USD
Site: 2.5 acres
Size: 44,000 sf
Recognition: 1998 Architectural Portfolio