PROJECT

Overview

The design solution is a result of seven meetings that brought together teachers, administrators and the community.  Starting with protest and ending with a master plan and applause.  The first meeting opened with protest signs and news crews.  The neighborhood elementary school was rumored to be closing.  The existing school had a great sense of pride in the neighborhood and wanted to be preserved in the master plan.  With the process being open and transparent, the resulting master plan included the elementary grades while balancing the 7-12 campus needs.

The proposed Logan Memorial Educational Complex, TK-12 grades, rebuilds the existing K-8 campus and adds a new high school component that this neighborhood has been missing.  The three existing Memorial buildings to remain, will be re-clad, fully renovated and re-planned.   The building forms are simple, bold and influenced by Mexican modernism.  Resulting in architecture that fits the neighborhood and builds on the rich cultural history of the area.

This complex will be a place students want to be.  At the K-6 campus the learning commons is adjacent 2 maker spaces.  Resulting is a vibrant student environment where students create, research, think and present.  The 7-12 learning commons is adjacent the career and counseling center creating a space that supports socialization, career exploration and online course work.  Each classroom village is designed around collaboration spaces to promote flexible learning.

Details

Location: San Diego CA

District: San Diego Unified School District

Size: 156,000 SF; 22 Acre Site

Cost: $56 M

Awards: Award of Excellence, CASH

BUILDING PLANNING

  • Multiple Scales of Instruction
  • Connectivity Between Spaces
  • Learning Occurs In Every Space
1
Administration
2
Learning Commons
3
Classrooms
4
Multi-Purpose Room
5
Gym / Pavillion
6
Food Services
7
Outdoor Dining
8
Parking
9
Mixed Use & Fields
10
Fields
11
Track & Field
12
Gymnasium
13
MPR / Food Service
14
Classrooms
15
Learning Commons
16
Administration
17
Theater
18
CTE Classrooms
19
K-6 Administration
20
Learning Commons
21
Classrooms
22
Multi-Purpose Room
23
Gym / Pavillion
24
Food Services
25
Outdoor Dining
26
Parking
27
Elementary Playground
28
7/8 Fields and Courts
29
High School Track & Field
30
Gymnasium
31
MPR / Food Service
32
Classrooms
33
Learning Commons
34
7-12 Administration
35
Visual and Performing Arts
36
Health Sciences and Design/Engineering

MODERNIZATION

  • Reuse of Existing Structures for New Uses
  • Re-cladding of exterior
  • Reducing total project cost

PROCESS

The district underwent a transparent community outreach process in the master planning and concept development phase. Community interest in the project was high. The collaborative process helped the community feel heard and showed their fingerprints across the design. The process resulted in a design that met all the primary design objectives on a complex, phased site.

Case Study

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