USC School of Architecture : 302b : Spring 2011
LOCALLY-ORIENTED MUSIC + DANCE SCHOOL / PERFORMANCE SPACE
"In polyglot Los Angeles, looking to mainstream cultural institutions for connection to the varying sectors of society can be a difficult charge. Traditional organizations like the Los Angeles Philharmonic pride themselves on their community outreach programs, where people who may not usually have opportunity to gain such exposure may do so. But one critical role in the arts is education and instruction, not just exposure. Witness the overwhelming popularity of performing arts magnet programs in the LAUSD, and the desire for such opportunities is clear.
This project proposes that localized academies and performance centers can serve as social condensers, drawing participation from many segments of the populace, depending on the focus of the particular programs offered. The project assumes a mix of programmatic and spatial requirements, which will be further informed by the specific program choices made by each student. Narrative and experimentation will play symbiotic roles in the production of adventurous, serious architecture.
Critical to the success of the project will be the integration of functional, experiential and temporal program; systems of construction and environmental performance; and site, in its various meanings."
Completed April 29, 2011
Modeled and rendered in Autodesk Revit 2011
Status: School Project
Location: 7th St. and Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA