Calabash Charter Academy
Woodland Hills, CA
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LAUSD’s modernization plan calls for the replacement of outdated portables with permanent modular buildings designed for 21st century learning.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
8 classrooms + 2 workrooms