Swinerton Builders Los Angeles: June 29, 2011
Swinerton Partners With LAUSD to Build a Legacy in Education for the Students of Jordan High School
Jordan High School, a public high school located in Los Angeles, is restructuring into small learning communities (SLC) which will each provide a unique yet coherent learning environment for students. This significant transformation on campus will require major construction that is to be completed in multiple phases. Swinerton Builders Los Angeles is proud to announce that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has selected them as the Design-Build General Contractor for the Jordan High School Redevelopment Project.
Swinerton's design-build partner on the project is DLR Group WWCOT, with whom they have a long history of streamlined collaboration and success. Their integrated project approach incorporates subcontractors and subconsultants into design and construction, and fosters interaction with all stakeholders and end-users. By truly understanding the goals and desires of the faculty, students, and local community, the team will provide a learning environment to succeed and promote a sense of ownership.
Swinerton will use their extensive K-12 and DSA experience to complete this project. The scope of work includes the construction of two new three-story SLC classroom buildings, a new practice gymnasium, and renovations and additions to seven existing buildings. The renovations will include: modernizing the existing two-story administration building, converting the existing multi-purpose building into a library, and reconfiguring the girls' gymnasium into a food service and multi-purpose building. Additional scope includes removal of all temporary structures and six acres of new landscaping and miscellaneous site work.
At completion of the project there will be two SLCs that will accommodate 750 students each; for an impressive total of 1,500 students on one campus. The entire student population, faculty, and staff will share core facilities. The new and renovated buildings on campus will maintain the character and history of the original architecture, while providing modern, open work facilities that encourage collaboration.
As one of the nation's top education builders, Swinerton understands the complexities and specific requirements for building institutions and is committed to having a positive impact in the communities in which they live and work. Swinerton is a trusted partner of LAUSD and proud to be working with them during this substantial moment in the history of Jordan High School.
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