The Campus Assessment, Site Planning, and Design project at Roosevelt Elementary School is meant to implement the Districtwide Education Specifications - providing the campus with larger classrooms, maker space studios, and collaborative spaces to support a 21st Century, project-based approach to learning. The project has involved close collaboration with Education Planning consultants, high level District representatives, and occupants/users. Phasing has been the greatest challenge of the project. With a compact site, high population, and very little swing space, the campus had almost choked off its ability to grow. Moving the Kindergarten and Pre-School programs to a portion of the current playground opened a cascade of new opportunities, allowing a more radical re-invention of the campus with more dynamic interior courts and spaces. The resulting design offers a diversity of outdoor spaces, upgraded performance and music spaces, dining and culinary education, generous teaming rooms, and dedicated makerspaces to support a variety of project based curricula.
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
801 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, California