The SEED Foundation
SEED School of Los Angeles County
This new public charter boarding school will provide both a home and a place for learning for 400 high school students.
The college-prep school includes 27 teaching spaces, including multipurpose labs that can function for biology, chemistry or physics, as well as storage space for each. A sliding glass partition between the two labs allows the two rooms to be used as a single, larger lab if desired. Other teaching spaces include classrooms, an art room, music room and collaboration space.
About 80,000 sf is devoted to residential dorms for the students as well as 20 units for resident advisors, the head of school and key administrators.
Selected SEED School students are ones who have interacted with the child welfare system, probation/juvenile justice system, experienced mental health issues or homelessness, and/or qualify for assistance from Los Angeles County.
The school is one component of a site that is planned as a vibrant, mixed-use community with affordable housing and retail.
The building will be designed for LEED Silver.
SEED is the country’s only network of public college-preparatory boarding schools, with additional SEED schools in Maryland, Miami and Washington DC.
Los Angeles, California
Laboratory planning and design
Adobe Communities Architecture