New Central Region Elementary School #13 – Los Angeles Unified School District
Electrical Engineering and Design Services and Construction Assistance to provide New Utility Service, Power and Power Distribution Systems, Central Inverter, Interior Lighting, Exterior Lighting, Lighting Control, Voice/Data Local Area Network (LAN), Structured Cabling, Fire Alarm, Public Address, Intercom, Cable TV, Central Clock, Audio Surveillance, Security Camera, Access Control, and Intrusion Detection Systems for the new school project. Electrical Design, Details, and Specifications for Methane Mitigation system to comply with Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and Los Angeles Unified School District’s requirements.
Central Region Elementary School #13 was a new, two-story school was constructed in the Historic West Adams residential neighborhood of Los Angeles. It is designed to accommodate 875 students from kindergarten to fifth grade with 68,197 square feet of building area. A library will be located at the intersection of the major streets bordering the site. With windows twenty-four feet high, this signature architectural element serves a visual anchor for the school. The project is located on a 3.6-acre site that is bordered by Washington Boulevard in the north, Third Avenue in the west, housing in the south, and Arlington Avenue in the east.
New green themed Central Region Elementary School #13 named Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Studies for noted conservationists Rachel Carson and Al Gore.
Los Angeles Unified district officials have spent $4 million to cleanup the site of the new Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Studies. The three-acre site, located in a low-income neighborhood west of downtown LA, was contaminated with carcinogenic solvents that leaked from 17 underground storage tanks discovered during construction. The land had been previously used by light industrial businesses.
The school was cleared by state toxic control authorities and made ready for elementary students, whose curriculum is now being sprinkled with environmental theme. The scholl site is bordered by a gas station and an oil well, too.
As part of the school design and construction efforts, the groundwater was being remediated and be is being monitored according to state requirements. Toxic soil has been replaced with clean soil to a depth of 45 feet and a barrier has been installed along the property line with the gas station as part of the $4 million remediation plan. The neighboring oil well has been assessed to make sure it does not pose a threat to the school. California has the strictest environmental regulations in the nation and the district and project team met them all.