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11111 Freeman Avenue Inglewood, CA 90304 United States
1 Animo Leadership High School (Green Dot High School)
High Schools
This new public school for 500 students is located in a tough South Los Angeles neighborhood almost directly under the flight path into LAX and adjacent to the very busy 105 Century freeway. The design was influenced by the New Orleans architects Curtis and Davis who designed and built many schools in the early 1950s in Louisiana. Their designs adapted to the harsh southern climate without using air conditioning, creating sustainable light filled and poetic spaces for kids to learn.
Similarly, this project is designed to enhance passive sustainable strategies. It allows for abundant natural light, ventilation and view, while shading itself and inducing airflow. The south facade is clad with 650 solar panels that shade the building and provides 75% of the energy needs for the school. Implementing these strategies will reduce carbon emissions by over 3 million pounds.
With a project target of CHPS and/or LEED Certification at the minimum, aesthetics, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness were considered in every design decision. Taking full advantage of the region’s temperate climate, the designers eschewed the fully contained “big box” idiom of conventional schools on the primary use site. Instead, a landscaped courtyard with multifunctional “bleacher” terracing flows into the open-air covered lobby and the multilayered paseo, lending the school the appeal of a collegiate campus and offering significant environmental benefits—improving daylighting and access to fresh air both inside and out—while providing substantial cost savings by limiting artificial lighting and thermal conditioning to the smaller enclosed spaces.
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33.934441 -118.34846
1700 Lida Street Pasadena, CA 91103
2 Art Center School of Environmental Design
Art Center School of Environmental Design
Art Center’s Environmental Design Department focuses on the design of the total spatial experience—from the first moment of encounter to the last moment of interaction.
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34.169208 -118.185736
1700 Lida Street Pasadena, CA 91103
3 Art Center School of Environmental Design
Architecture Schools
Art Center�s Environmental Design Department focuses on the design of the total spatial experience�from the first moment of encounter to the last moment of interaction.
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34.169208 -118.185736
1 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
4 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Architecture Schools
The Architecture Department at Cal Poly remains a premier place to study architecture. For over 45 years, design excellence has been associated with the department�s unique approach to the education of an architect.
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35.302826 -120.658835
1 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
5 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The Architecture Department at Cal Poly remains a premier place to study architecture. For over 45 years, design excellence has been associated with the department’s unique approach to the education of an architect.
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35.304619 -120.667648
3801 W Temple Ave Pomona, CA 91768-2557
6 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
As a professional program in architecture, the mission of this department is to advocate for the broader purposes of architecture, including its public significance, its role in creating sustainable environments, and its provision of service to society through graduates who are responsible professionals, motivated by a sense of civic engagement.
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34.049773 -117.815714
3801 W Temple Ave Pomona, CA 91768-2557
7 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Architecture Schools
As a professional program in architecture, the mission of this department is to advocate for the broader purposes of architecture, including its public significance, its role in creating sustainable environments, and its provision of service to society through graduates who are responsible professionals, motivated by a sense of civic engagement.
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34.049773 -117.815714
1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA
8 California State University, Long Beach Design Department
Architecture Schools
The Department of Design offers three degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design (BS), Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design (BFA) and a Bachelor of Arts in Design (BA).
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33.782605 -118.122396
11110 Alondra Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650
9 Cerritos College-Architecture Dept.
Architecture Schools
The Architecture Department offers intellectually stimulating pre-professional degree and certificate programs for men and women. The faculty is comprised of individuals actively involved in professional practice, preservation research and energy conservation.
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33.884101 -118.097609
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
10 East Los Angeles College
Architecture Schools
Certificate and Associate degrees are offered in Architectural Drafting and Architectural Computer Aided Design preparing graduates for jobs in architecture, engineering, construction and other related businesses as well as in government and military service.
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34.039346 -118.148939
321 E Chapman Ave Fullerton, CA 92632-2095
11 Fullerton College
Architecture Schools
The Architecture Program at Fullerton College provides students with a variety of classes in architectural drafting, CAD, residential construction, building codes, estimating, and blueprint reading. These courses are taught by instructors with real world experience. Classes provide students with experience necessary to be successful in architecture and construction-related jobs.
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33.874709 -117.919457
4901 E. Carson St. Long Beach, CA 90808
12 Long Beach City College
Architecture Schools
Students learn entry-level job skills in architectural drafting. This Associate Degree will prepare students for a design-related career. The Core Skills Career Certificate will prepare students for an entry-level position as an architectural drafter trainee in a variety of design profession settings and will serve as a foundation for specialization.
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33.832876 -118.134618
1111 Figueroa Place Wilmington, CA 90744-2397
13 Los Angeles Harbor College Architecture Dept.
Architecture Schools
The Harbor College architecture department is comitted to the study of architecture through an understanding of culture, the environment, and the ways in which they interact.
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33.783808 -118.281309
#330, 3807 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90010
14 Los Angeles Institute of Architecture & Design
Architecture Schools
The Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design (LAIAD) is a small private architecture school founded in 2001 to provide an alternative way for students to begin their education in architecture or interior design. Our mission is to provide an unsurpassed and affordable education for a small group of talented and motivated students who will be prepared to excel at the schools they transfer to or enroll in.
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34.061885 -118.309429
400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
15 Los Angeles Trade Technical College, South Campus Project
Los Angeles Trade Technical College, South Campus Project
Gruen Associates was the Executive Architect working with the designer Johnson Favaro on the construction of a new $59 million component of Los Angeles Trade Tech known as South Campus. The project includes a two-level subterranean parking garage accommodating 700 spaces beneath a new athletic field. The at-grade athletic field forms the southern anchor of a new open space design in connection with the master plan at LATTC. East of the athletic field and parking structure are two five-story academic buildings which define a new entrance to one of the oldest community college campuses in Los Angeles. The new academic buildings include a student service facility, new offices for the administration and staff, classrooms, and two sloping-floor lecture halls meeting the expanded educational mission of LATTC. The classrooms and lecture hall are equipped with state-of-the-art instructional technology as well as computer terminals, creating a cutting edge technologically advanced educational environment.
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34.033688 -118.269925
322 Lucas Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States
16 Miguel Contreras Learning Complex
Miguel Contreras Learning Complex
The largest new high school for the Los Angeles Unified School District accommodates 1,700 students in 221,000 square feet by providing 71 classrooms, library/multimedia labs, food services and major athletic facilities.
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34.058615 -118.260849
1100 N. Grand Ave. Walnut, CA 91789
17 Mt. San Antonio College
Architecture Schools
If you like design, drawing, working with computers, building construction, planning, or are just curious, Mt. SAC has an outstanding lineup of courses for a wide range of student interests. Their programs prepare graduates for entry-level positions in all principal areas of employment.
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34.04497 -117.848454
2701 Fairview Rd. PO Box 5005 Costa Mesa, CA
18 Orange Coast College
Architecture Schools
The Architectural Technology program at Orange Coast College offers courses in design, building materials, construction documents, design graphics, and computer-assisted design and drafting.
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33.671945 -117.911837
9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
19 Otis College of Art and Design Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
Architecture Schools
Architecture/Landscape/Interiors (A/L/I) seeks to contribute to the emergence of imaginative contemporary practices through a synthetic curriculum of the spatial design fields: architecture (buildings), landscape (spaces between buildings), and interiors (spaces within buildings).
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33.956736 -118.416696
1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106
20 Pasadena City College Architecture Program
Architecture Schools
The mission of the Architectural program at PCC is successful student transfer to four and five year accredited architecture schools with advanced placement.
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34.145348 -118.118187
6201 Winnetka Ave. Woodland Hills, CA 91371
21 Pierce College
Architecture Schools
Pierce College is a student-centered learning institution that offers excellent opportunities for access and success in a diverse college community. The college dedicates all of its resources to assist students in identifying and achieving their educational, career, and personal goals.
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34.183664 -118.580089
6501 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91606 United States
22 Roy Romer Middle School
Roy Romer Middle School

This new middle school accommodates 1,600 students in 160,000 square feet. The campus buildings are organized around a large public square that serves as the school's entry and major social center.

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34.191198 -118.39644
2800 Marguerite Pkwy. Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3635
23 Saddleback College
Architecture Schools
This occupational program is a two-year sequence of courses designed for students who wish to train for employment in architecture or a field related to the construction industry.
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33.577356 -117.657907
1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
24 Santa Monica College Airport Design Center
Architecture Schools
The Interior Architectural Design Program at Santa Monica College is an award winning, multi-level program that offers four certificates and an Associate of Arts Degree in Interior Architectural Design.
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34.018053 -118.471817
255 South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
25 Sci-Arc
Map - Architecture Schools
SCI-Arc is a center of innovation and one of the nation's few independent architecture schools, offering undergraduate and graduate programs. We are dedicated to educating architects who will imagine and shape the future.
Located in a quarter-mile long former freight depot in the intensely urban artist's district in the heart of Los Angeles, SCI-Arc is distinguished by the vibrant atmosphere of its studios, providing students with a uniquely inspiring environment in which to study Architecture.
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34.046304 -118.232614
1317 Perloff Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095
26 UCLA : Architecture & Urban Design
Architecture Schools
The Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA is at the intersection of a new kind of city with an intense diversity of culture, the growing influence of Asia, and a creative milieu influenced by both high technology and entertainment media. It attracts designers and thinkers from around the world who come to share their work and ideas through lectures, exhibitions, and teaching.
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34.070264 -118.444056
10995 Le Conte Avenue #414 Los Angeles, CA 90024
27 UCLA Extension Architecture and Urban Design Programs
Architecture Schools
As a working architect or interior designer, you can enhance your skills through our Professional Development Series, which includes courses in CAD Technology, Marketing, and Project Management. Many of these courses may also count towards your CEU requirements.
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34.063777 -118.448712
699 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
28 University of Southern California(School of Architecture)
Architecture Schools
With close to 100 faculty members and 530 undergraduate students, the School is committed to shaping student experiences so that its students will perform well in the profession, but will also lead the discipline in new directions, sensing, responding to and helping to cause positive change in society.
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34.018326 -118.283578
7500 Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA 91510
29 Woodbury University
Architecture Schools
Woodbury School of Architecture is a network of strategically sited hubs scattered within and reaching out of the complex megalopolis of Southern California. The programs emphasize the development of the architect-citizen as cultural builder and facilitator of situationally critical and responsive design.
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34.208605 -118.341198