Middleton Primary Center

Middleton Primary Center

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, Middleton Primary Center was designed by PBWS.

This 36,554 square-foot school is located on approximately 2.06 acres in the City of Huntington Park serves 400 students and staff in 16 new classrooms.  Architectural details such as glass block, sunscreens over windows, and a main entrance between the two-story classroom building and single-story multipurpose building provide curb appeal to the facility.  The facility has underground parking to make the most efficient use of school property and maximize the available playground area.

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)