Situated along the bluffs below Loyola Marymount University and along a riparian corridor, Playa Vista Elementary School interprets district standards to identify the potential for new schools in Los Angeles. Designed by Osborn, the project uses a geothermal heat exchange with 32 miles of underground pipe and a photovoltaic array that supplies 60% of the school’s peak energy needs. Look out for references to an Italo Calvino poem amongst the methane vents.
Dawn Brisco, LEED AP, Project Manager, Osborn
Michael Pinto, AIA, Principal, Osborn
Esmeralda Ward, LEED AP, Sustainability Director, Osborn
Tina Frank, Marketing Director, Osborn