Flexible School Building Prototype Los Angeles Unified School District

The Los Angeles Unified School District solicited proposals for a flexible building prototype that could be adapted to a broad range of educational uses and school sites. Kaplan Chen Kaplan designed a building composed of individual modules that could house technologically advanced classrooms or be combined into larger gathering spaces or administrative areas. The module’s exterior is comprised of shading panels and an operable window system while end walls house mechanical systems and built-in areas for media and other educational technology. A system of panels for the roof and adjacent outdoor spaces can support both landscape and rooftop garden spaces as well as a range of paver materials for circulation and play spaces.