The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has maintained an educational outreach program at Charles White Elementary school for half a decade. Prior to becoming a public school, the building was the original campus of the Otis College of Art and Design, the first professional art school in Los Angeles. The elementary school was named after a former Otis professor, the renowned African American muralist Charles White. This goal of this project was to upgrade the interior finishes, lighting and mechanical systems to create a museum quality gallery space. Exterior improvements including signage, planters, lighting, and fences and gates of dichroic glazing that invite participation by the community.
designed while working at Cuningham Group Architecture
artwork by Fritz Scholder and used with the utmost respect.