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San Pedro Community Center

Description

The San Pedro Community Center renovation and addition aims to augment and revitalize the “bones” of a well-used, 30 year old facility by creating new, naturally-lit indoor/outdoor spaces.  The design achieves more functional clarity, allowing each of its uses to be more effective.

Some of it new significant features include: A new 800 sq. ft. Senior Activity Room which engages the front patio and creates a significant indoor/outdoor place for the facility. It also activates the street, making it livelier and safer by putting “eyes” on it.

Two new 600 sq. ft.  classrooms with support facilities’ connect the existing pre-school portion of the center while blending indoor – outdoor space.  Required preschool servant spaces are distinctly separate from the served (classroom) spaces.   When open, large sliding doors that ordinarily separate the classrooms, allow for rooms to be used as one great gathering space.

The landscape is shaped to create outdoor gathering places and extend usable indoor spaces.  Taking the landscape into a vertical position a “living fence” is created to generate a continuous green environment along the perimeter of the building.  This “living fence” is also intended to protect the building when not in use and also to act as a anti-graffiti screen

Location

San Pedro, CA

Client

Los Angeles County

Cost & Scope

$1.3 million  / 2,024 sq. ft. new addition

Key Personnel

Architect: Lehrer Architects LA
Owner: County of Los Angeles
General Contractor: Tobo Construction
MEP Engineer: Davidovich Associates
Structural Engineer: John Labib + Associates
Landscape: Lehrer Architects

Lehrer Architects San Pedro Service Center by Tom Bonner job ID 5796
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Lehrer Architects San Pedro Service Center by Tom Bonner job ID 5796
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Lehrer Architects San Pedro Service Center by Tom Bonner job ID 5796