Wiseburn High School
El Segundo, CA
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PROJECT LEADER
Marie Rothenburger
COMPLETION DATE
April 10, 2020
CLIENT
Gensler - Los Angeles
PROJECT TYPE
K-12

This project consisted of retrofitting an existing 336,000 square foot four-story fighter jet design facility into a DSA approved high school campus. The now 220,00 square foot hyper adaptable learning facility can service approximately 1,200 students and is home to three independently run public charter schools. The project team designed the building to support a flexible integration of a project-based STEM curriculum. To help this, at the heart of each school are large common areas that the client can program to accommodate everything from student project work and presentations to group activities. Housing three different high schools spread over the upper three floors, with gallery and office spaces on the ground level, its central atrium unifies the facility with its monumental stair. It has an openness and flexibility often associated more with creative office space than with education. tk1sc provided full-service mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design with lighting design by StudioK1 on this project.

  

Lighting Design Solutions: The challenges to the lighting team included filling the atrium with light and developing distinct environments for each discipline while hewing to an overarching industrial/technological aesthetic. We also had to consider a stringent energy code and maintenance in such a vaulted space, so the facility is 100% LED. Finally, playfulness is a crucial element to the design as a home for creative and innovative thinkers.

 

We lit the main entry with integrated linear fixtures, with adjustable accents ready for artwork on the walls. The central staircase has LED track fixtures integrated into the underside of the landings. With the enormous skylight filling the atrium's ceiling, we placed lighting positions for the atrium on the side walls. Along with each floor having its own theme, the study areas are distinct on each floor. We lit the third floor with linear fixtures integrated into slatted panels, with solar tubes through the square openings. The second floor accentuates the rectilinear in the classroom/lab spaces, while corridors with open ceilings use direct/indirect low-bays to highlight the building's structure and mechanical systems. The lighting in an open classroom plays with the geometry of the ceiling. Huddle rooms overlooking the atrium showcase the different high schools' themes, lighting to distinct lighting schemes for each.

PROJECT TEAM:
Ray Swartz
Joel Brandts
Bill Voller
Marie Rothenburger
Shannon Murray
Jeff Hall
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PROJECT LEADER
Marie Rothenburger
COMPLETION DATE
April 10, 2020
CLIENT
Gensler - Los Angeles
PROJECT TYPE
K-12

This project consisted of retrofitting an existing 336,000 square foot four-story fighter jet design facility into a DSA approved high school campus. The now 220,00 square foot hyper adaptable learning facility can service approximately 1,200 students and is home to three independently run public charter schools. The project team designed the building to support a flexible integration of a project-based STEM curriculum. To help this, at the heart of each school are large common areas that the client can program to accommodate everything from student project work and presentations to group activities. Housing three different high schools spread over the upper three floors, with gallery and office spaces on the ground level, its central atrium unifies the facility with its monumental stair. It has an openness and flexibility often associated more with creative office space than with education. tk1sc provided full-service mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design with lighting design by StudioK1 on this project.

  

Lighting Design Solutions: The challenges to the lighting team included filling the atrium with light and developing distinct environments for each discipline while hewing to an overarching industrial/technological aesthetic. We also had to consider a stringent energy code and maintenance in such a vaulted space, so the facility is 100% LED. Finally, playfulness is a crucial element to the design as a home for creative and innovative thinkers.

 

We lit the main entry with integrated linear fixtures, with adjustable accents ready for artwork on the walls. The central staircase has LED track fixtures integrated into the underside of the landings. With the enormous skylight filling the atrium's ceiling, we placed lighting positions for the atrium on the side walls. Along with each floor having its own theme, the study areas are distinct on each floor. We lit the third floor with linear fixtures integrated into slatted panels, with solar tubes through the square openings. The second floor accentuates the rectilinear in the classroom/lab spaces, while corridors with open ceilings use direct/indirect low-bays to highlight the building's structure and mechanical systems. The lighting in an open classroom plays with the geometry of the ceiling. Huddle rooms overlooking the atrium showcase the different high schools' themes, lighting to distinct lighting schemes for each.

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Wiseburn High School
El Segundo, CA
Home
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Projects
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Wiseburn High School
PROJECT LEADER
Marie Rothenburger
COMPLETION DATE
April 10, 2020
CLIENT
Gensler - Los Angeles
PROJECT TYPE
K-12

This project consisted of retrofitting an existing 336,000 square foot four-story fighter jet design facility into a DSA approved high school campus. The now 220,00 square foot hyper adaptable learning facility can service approximately 1,200 students and is home to three independently run public charter schools. The project team designed the building to support a flexible integration of a project-based STEM curriculum. To help this, at the heart of each school are large common areas that the client can program to accommodate everything from student project work and presentations to group activities. Housing three different high schools spread over the upper three floors, with gallery and office spaces on the ground level, its central atrium unifies the facility with its monumental stair. It has an openness and flexibility often associated more with creative office space than with education. tk1sc provided full-service mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design with lighting design by StudioK1 on this project.

  

Lighting Design Solutions: The challenges to the lighting team included filling the atrium with light and developing distinct environments for each discipline while hewing to an overarching industrial/technological aesthetic. We also had to consider a stringent energy code and maintenance in such a vaulted space, so the facility is 100% LED. Finally, playfulness is a crucial element to the design as a home for creative and innovative thinkers.

 

We lit the main entry with integrated linear fixtures, with adjustable accents ready for artwork on the walls. The central staircase has LED track fixtures integrated into the underside of the landings. With the enormous skylight filling the atrium's ceiling, we placed lighting positions for the atrium on the side walls. Along with each floor having its own theme, the study areas are distinct on each floor. We lit the third floor with linear fixtures integrated into slatted panels, with solar tubes through the square openings. The second floor accentuates the rectilinear in the classroom/lab spaces, while corridors with open ceilings use direct/indirect low-bays to highlight the building's structure and mechanical systems. The lighting in an open classroom plays with the geometry of the ceiling. Huddle rooms overlooking the atrium showcase the different high schools' themes, lighting to distinct lighting schemes for each.

PROJECT TEAM:
Ray Swartz
Joel Brandts
Bill Voller
Marie Rothenburger
Shannon Murray
Jeff Hall
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