Glenoaks Elementary School

Glendale, CA

Project Overview

Custom upgrades give space-efficient two-story sleek style.

To maximize capacity on a tight suburban site, AMS partnered with DC Architects to design and build a two-story classroom complex, combining two 72′ x 40′ modular wings in an L-shaped footprint that creates a sheltered recreation area for Glenoaks’ K-6 students. Energy-efficient upgrades enhance health and comfort in a budget-friendly DSA-PC design that adds 11 classrooms—one for special needs—as well as restrooms and workroom. Low-VOC materials, operable windows and solar-tinted glass NanaWalls create a clean-air environment with natural light and ventilation; outside, deep roof overhangs provide shade and weather protection for walkways. Custom thin-brick wainscoting and green architectural pop-outs add style cohesive with existing buildings and the adjacent neighborhood.

  • Metal sunshades lower energy costs and keep classrooms cool and comfortable
  • Lower-level glass NanaWalls open to a private rec area for indoor/outdoor activities
  • ADA elevator tower is sited in the rear corner to present a sleek front façade
Glendale Unified School District
14,824 SF
Project Scope
2 two-story classroom wings 11 classrooms, workroom + utility
Completed August 2022
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