“ . . . took it back to the structure and completely transformed . . . glad that the entire thing wasn’t demolished . . . impressed that this project could be done from a trade school . . . ”
The Los Angeles Trade Technical College campus is located in a dense urban area in the southern part of Downtown LA. The campus is undergoing major restructuring with Mariposa Hall at its center. Mariposa Hall is the renovation of an outdated library into a state-of-the-art learning resource center. It is the transformation of a building with many spatial deficiencies and a dark, dingy interior environment into a buzzing campus center. The building brings together different departments creating a synergetic effect for interdisciplinary exchange. The vision of a true student center for success that draws high student use and provides a central multipurpose space of learning is successfully fulfilled. Within strong campus edges, Mariposa Hall sits embedded in the campus’s inner world, transforming it into an oasis of learning within the dense urban neighborhood.
Harley Ellis Devereaux; Suffolk Construction Company; Saiful Bouquet; Armstrong and Brooks; Steven Ormenyi & Associates