Preserving our Past, Engaging our Future FFP wins a 2014 HPOZ Award for the Jane B. Eisner School

Frederick Fisher and Partners was honored on Saturday, October 18th by the Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources and Los Angeles Conservancy for their innovative work and community-based solutions for a sustainable adaptive re-use of the Pacific Bell Building, located in Los Angeles, CA.

The project is an innovative conversion of a 21,000 SF historic maintenance building in the Harvard Heights Historical Preservation Overlay Zone, into a new middle school, Jane B. Eisner School.  The extensive restoration included both interior, exterior, and site improvements. The team took great care to ensure the building was restored to its original beauty and condition while at the same time the site was re-purposed from an abandoned maintenance facility into a top level modern college preparatory middle school for under served families in the Harvard Heights and surrounding communities.  This building is designed to not only meet the campus needs today, but to be enjoyed by future generations.

The HPOZ (Historical Preservation Overlay Zone) awards included a day-long forum on neighborhood preservation, expert presentations in historic preservation, interactive workshops, and engaging dialogue with community stakeholders. The conference theme highlighted sustainable practices with keynote addresses by noted author Lisa See and urban planning consultant Noré Winter. The event honors and promotes design practitioners in the AEC industry that continually work to preserve our past, and engage our future.