Inner City Arts


Los Angeles, CA


Inner City School of Arts


Michael Maltzan Architecture

Project Size

47,382 SF

The completion of Phase II allows Inner City Arts to serve over 10,000 at-risk youth from Los Angeles public schools each year. This one-acre campus built in multiple phases was conceived as a contemporary open air village of stucco, concrete, paint and glass connected by a landscape of palm trees, native plants and rocks. Phase II added a new Visual Arts Building housing a larger studio space for dance, drama and music classes, a kitchen, a wood shop and animation studios. The project consisted of the complete structural rehabilitation of a single-story masonry building with a rooftop parking deck. This new facility doubled the program space of the campus and was constructed while school was underway.