PS1 Pluralistic School
Site constraints like the dividing alley were parlayed into assets like the bridge, which has become a favorite playspace for students.
The architecture of the school promotes sustainability, curiosity, and implicit learning. Roofs delineated by exposed open web joists, for example, allow students to trace how a column holds up a beam and a beam a roof.
Each classroom also has adjacent outdoor space to meaningfully reinforce the value of the outdoor environment.
Masterplan 1984, Completed 1999
Santa Monica, California
PS#1 Elementary School
18,400 SF Primary School
AWARDS + RECOGNITION
2000 AIA California Council Honor Award
1999 AIA Los Angeles Merit Award
1999 City of Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Award