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Griffin Enright Architects | St Thomas the Apostle School

Architecture Griffin Enright Architects | St Thomas the Apostle School

Griffin Enright Architects | St Thomas the Apostle SchoolFaced with the task of more than doubling the building area of an existing parochial school on a tight and highly constrained site, as well as adding over 100 new parking spaces for a number of related ancillary functions, an innovative design strategy was developed that makes the most of the challenging programmatic conditions.

Griffin Enright Architects | St Thomas the Apostle School

Griffin Enright Architects | St Thomas the Apostle SchoolBy infilling the site at grade with a new parking structure, encircled by a driveway at the site’s perimeter, an elevated plinth is created that holds aloft the school addition’s new programmatic elements.

Griffin Enright Architects | St Thomas the Apostle School

Griffin Enright Architects | St Thomas the Apostle School

Griffin Enright Architects | St Thomas the Apostle SchoolThis configuration allows maximum efficiency and flexibility for the school, which serves the community in one fashion or another nearly 24 hours a day, while simultaneously providing a secure and stimulating learning environment for the students.

Location: Los Angeles, USA
Architect: Griffin Enright Architects
Project name: St Thomas the Apostle School
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