SCIENCE EDUCATION & RESEARCH FACILITY, CROSSROADS SCHOOL FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES

Location: Santa Monica, CA
Project Size: 25,000 SF
Project Completion: 2015
Sustainability: LEED Gold

FFP has designed a new state of the art science building for Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, California.  The Science Education & Research Facility will serve the Upper and Middle School students.  The project’s campus perimeter location, relationship to an adjacent freeway, and essential role in the school’s educational mission will make the building an icon for the school.  This 2-story facility will include 12 classrooms, fume-hood lab, study room, faculty preparation spaces, and a Special Projects Pavilion with rooftop laboratory. Merging of indoor/outdoor spaces will encourage hands-on discovery and provide flexibly for the unforeseen future of science education. Exterior circulation space large enough for social interaction for students and faculty, exposed concrete structure, mechanical systems and glass facades make the building itself a teaching tool. A site specific wind and gravity activated kinetic sculpture by artist Ned Kahn crowns the Special Projects Pavilion, marrying science with art.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Bitterman