In 2008 voters within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) approved Measure Q, a $7 billion bond issue dedicated to modernizing and rebuilding the District’s approximately 600 existing campuses.
In anticipation of the expenditure of these funds, M&AA was selected with a group of architectural firms to conduct surveys of existing campus conditions and prepare master plans for the District’s existing elementary and secondary (middle and high) school campuses. When the process is completed, M&AA will have prepared master plans for approximately 25 campuses, which range from the 300 student Salvin Special Education Center to the 2,000 student Washington Preparatory Senior High School.
Throughout the process, M&AA has assisted LAUSD staff in the development of the standards and formats for the master planning deliverables. M&AA created prototypes for the final master plan documents which LAUSD used as a template for the other master planning firms in order to standardize the master plan format.
The work completed by M&AA, and other architecture firms, paves the way for future capital projects which will be executed when funds become available.