Marlborough School Resource Center


Los Angeles, CA


Marlborough School


Gruen Associates

Project Size

92,000 SF

LEED Rating


The¬†Marlborough School Resource Center project consists of 92,000 sf of new construction, including two levels of underground parking with 66 spaces and two above-ground stories of classrooms, visual arts labs, ceramics and metals studios, a photo studio and a dark room. The new building houses the school’s combined state-of-the-art library and technology center. To achieve LEED Silver status, the design incorporated 30% recycled materials, and the construction team diverted 95% of all construction waste. Low VOC products were used, and the building was air flushed prior to occupancy, producing very high indoor air quality. The design incorporates 75% day-lighting throughout the building.

In addition to the new construction, MATT renovated two classroom buildings and built new administrative offices, a cafeteria and a computer center. The existing buildings were given extensive HVAC upgrades and roof replacements. This phase also included upgraded site work and a renovated common courtyard.

The school remained in operation during construction. The campus is located on a tight site in a dense residential neighborhood and was governed by a strict CUP. Deliveries and construction activities were carefully scheduled and coordinated with the school to minimize disturbance to classes and the surrounding community.