Calabash Charter Academy

Woodland Hills, CA

Project Overview

Hybrid design is an on-spec, scalable model for modern sustainable learning.

LAUSD’s modernization plan calls for the replacement of outdated portables with permanent modular buildings designed for 21st century learning. AMS created a custom hybrid design that meets LAUSD’s districtwide specs and CHPS sustainable standards—both must-haves. The design-build project includes two scalable configurations—a pair of 90×32 elementary buildings and a 144×40 TK-K building with in-classroom child-sized restrooms– unified with low-maintenance exteriors that mix neutral-colored stucco, tile and lap siding with red doors and accents. To allow large windows without bars, AMS applied School Guard Glass security glazing with anti-graffiti film—a more aesthetic look that brings in natural light. Deep 8’ overhangs shade walkways and maintain interior comfort while boosting energy efficiency.

  • Recycled, low-VOC materials and finishes are safe and highly sustainable
  • Premium acoustics keep classrooms whisper-quiet for productive learning
  • Buildings connect to outdoor areas with courtyard seating and picnic tables
Los Angeles Unified School District
11,520 SF
Project Scope
3 single-story custom buildings
8 classrooms + 2 workrooms
Completed Spring 2021
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