International Studies Learning Center Sustainability
LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
The new International Studies Learning Center middle school is rich in integrated, demonstrable sustainability measures. Working within the requirements of the Coalition for High Performance Schools (CHPS), GGA worked closely the District and Contractor to plan and implement sustainability as a core principle of the school’s design. In addition to the performative metrics of these measures, the program enriches students with interactive exhibits which show them how the systems in their own school are benefiting their immediate and wider community environment through landscape greening, energy efficiency, and water conservation while also instilling a sense of pride and ownership in the longevity of their school.