William Taylor FAIA

William Taylor FAIA

Los Angeles, CA, US


Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter School

The charter school movement is generating schools that are smaller, more
“urban” in design, and more closely linked with their neighborhoods.
This particular project is the result of a collaboration between the
boxer Oscar de la Hoya and Green Dot Public Schools. Located in Boyle
Heights on the difficult 36,000 sf site of Oscar’s original gym, the
45,000 sf program combines a charter high school with a boxing center
open to the neighborhood and has 40 parking spaces on grade. Sun control
for the Western facing classrooms was also a primary design issue.

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Status: Built
Location: Boyle Heights, CA, US
My Role: Principal in Charge of Design (with Steve Fierce)
Additional Credits: Design Architect: TFO Architecture (Steve Fierce and William Taylor, Principals)
Photo Credit: David Lena