Griffin Enright Architects

Griffin Enright Architects

Los Angeles, CA


John Thomas Dye School

This renovation of 12 classrooms for grades K-8 was designed in collaboration with the school’s teachers in order to develop exciting learning spaces that reinforce their teaching methods.  A suspended system of printed screens was created providing images related to the children’s studies and to reinforce the impression of being in an outdoor classroom nested in a hi-tech interior.  The existing classrooms were undersized for the number of students, so in order to conserve space the interior is wrapped with a series of interlocking rectilinear cabinets that integrate computer stations, sliding marker boards, sinks, water fountains, and technology stations for the teachers.  A strategic approach to the project’s design allowed it to succeed despite an unusually tight budget and schedule.

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Status: Built
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect