Featured Project: Solar Panel-Clad High School By Brooks + Scarpa
March 7, 2013
Architect: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Location: Los Angeles County
Inspired by the environmentally sensitive work of New Orleans architects Curt and Davis in the 1950s, Brooks + Scarpa designed this striking high school with sustainability top of mind. The architects covered the south façade with 650 solar panels that provide 75% of the building’s energy needs. The new facility also features abundant natural light, ventilation, and views. Taking full advantage of the region’s temperate climate, the architects centered the school around a landscaped courtyard, allowing students to catch some rays and fresh air while moving from class to class.
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Photos: John Linden