Los Angeles Architecture Studio Leads Greenbuild Education Center Project
Since 2008, Building Design + Construction magazine has built and displayed sustainable modular buildings at Greenbuild Expo + Conference, and this year HDR had the opportunity to design a 600-square-foot prefabricated education center. Built by MODS PDX out of Portland, Oregon, it will provide indoor/outdoor workspaces for adult students to learn hands-on construction skills through an environment that supports project-based collaborative learning.
Kate Diamond, FAIA, LEED AP, design principal, and Amy Williams, AIA, LEED AP, managing principal, led the project for HDR out of the Los Angeles architecture studio.
The GreenZone education center will be displayed and toured at the 2016 Greenbuild Exp + Conference in October at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Following Greenbuild, in partnership with the U.S Green Building Council, the education center will be used by Compton YouthBuild, a nonprofit organization in Compton, California that provides educational and occupational opportunities for ages 16 to 24. It will expand Compton YouthBuild’s construction-training program and outreach efforts throughout the community.