The first phase of a planned campus enhancements project for UCLA Lab School is complete, thanks to the support of a $6.5 million gift.
Announced in 2014, the gift from an anonymous donor has accelerated planned projects and funded improvements ranging from basic infrastructure updates to innovative new iSTEAM Labs where students combine the latest technologies with found materials in interdisciplinary learning. Gregg G. Juárez Community Hall, which has long been a gathering center for the school community, has been upgraded to include new technology and more flexible space for performances, large group meetings and pop-up displays of work done in teaching, research and outreach. It opens on to the new Community Hall Plaza, designed in the spirit of a piazza, where children and adults can gather to share ideas, pose questions, sing songs and present performances.
The renovations were developed and overseen by Marmol Radziner, a Los Angeles–based architectural firm, following a master planning process involving parents, staff and faculty.
For more details about the campus upgrades, check out the photos below and read the story in Ampersand, the UCLA Ed&IS online magazine.