One of seven schools and a park recreation center developed for the Los Angeles Unified School District as part of its plan to reduce overcrowding in area schools, Hooper Primary Center was designed by Carde Ten Architects
This 34,400 square-foot school is located on approximately 1.85 acres to relieve overcrowding at Hooper Elementary School in a densely populated neighborhood and serves 400 students and staff in 16 new classrooms. This facility includes a multipurpose room, kitchen, administrative offices and subterranean parking.
Developed under the Education Code 17406 Lease/Leaseback program, Garfield’s innovative financing plan provided the District with the most advantageous capital structure while enabling development team selection based on best value rather than lowest bid.
The eight developments were managed concurrently in eight locations with eight distinct designs by eight separate architects, including interface with eight owner representatives, eight separate builder project staffs and more than 200 subcontractors.
The Developer’s experience and expertise ensured ultimate success of this highly visible and important project in LAUSD’s building program. They did a superb job.
— Jim Cowell, Deputy, Chief Facilities Executive, Los Angeles Unified School District (2004 – 2007)