New K-12 Campus
Known as one of the largest K-12 school projects in California history, the Robert F. Kennedy Community School sits atop the historical Ambassador Hotel site where Mr. Kennedy himself was seen last.
LAUSD commissioned the new elementary, middle and high school on the former 23-acre Ambassador Hotel site, demolishing most of the historic site and restoring only one section of what was once known as the Coconut Grove. The campus includes a new 4,200-student school with two gymnasiums and a two-story parking structure.
Our firm provided MEP and civil engineering services which included the design of an advanced technology heating and cooling system using a low flow under floor system and a thermal displacement ventilation system in all of the classrooms. During the construction administration phase of the project, our staff provided on-site engineering review of all submittals and assisted the contractors in the development of a working 3-D model of the coordination drawings for construction. While on-site, the MEP team conducted observation reports and re-designs that were required due to the owner’s requested changes.
During final sign-off of the project the MEP team assisting the troubleshooting of all systems, including the fire water, building automation, air balance & lighting controls. The campus is recognized by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools as a high performance school adopting it as an energy efficient and environmentally responsive site.