Milken School Hires Parallax for New Athletic Fields Project

12/02/15

Crossroads School Hires Parallax for Project Feasibility Study

12/02/15

Sierra Canyon School Master Plan Revisions Approved

12/02/15
Archer Campus Master Plan Approved

Archer Campus Master Plan Approved

08/04/15

Today, the 7-acre Campus Master Plan designed by Parallax Associates for The Archer School for Girls  was approved by the Los Angeles City Council.  The Council's unanimous decision comes after four years of entitlement work including an extensive Environmental Impact Report and multiple project refinements resulting from negotiations with neighbors and the local Council office.  

New Manzanita School Modular Classroom to Break Ground

New Manzanita School Modular Classroom to Break Ground

03/31/15

Parallax Architecture and Planning's design for the Manzanita school's new modular classroom structure is scheduled to begin construction this spring. The sustainable design consists of eight repurposed shipping containers with a shade-providing canopy. Made from 85 percent reclaimed materials, the shipping containers save several dozen tons of landfill waste while providing students with an energy-efficient classroom. When it opens, the new modular classroom will not only facilitate student learning but an appreciation of innovative, environmentally-conscious design.

 

 

Parallax Commissioned to Develop Engineering and Design Studio for Marymount School

Parallax Commissioned to Develop Engineering and Design Studio for Marymount School

02/23/15

To prepare its student body for a sophisticated and competitive career environment, Marymount High School has commissioned Parallax to design a fabrication laboratory which allows students to work with the latest equipment and technology. The Engineering and Design Studio (EDS) will include a CNC mill, laser cutter and communal tables that enable collaborative project work. The design concept allows students to fully explore the elements of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.

 

 

 

Archer's Master Plan is Moving Forward

Archer's Master Plan is Moving Forward

10/20/14

Years of analysis, plan modifications, community meetings and stakeholder negotiations have resulted in the City of Los Angeles announcing the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Report for The Archer School for Girls. This marks an important stage in the development of the Archer Forward plan.

 

“Archer is an exceptional school whose mission of empowering young women in a girl-centric environment is critically important to Los Angeles,” said Elizabeth English, Archer’s Head of School, according to an article in Westside Today.

 

What's the Big Idea? For Archer, It's the Saban IDEAlab

What's the Big Idea? For Archer, It's the Saban IDEAlab

10/08/14

The Archer School for Girls has opened the Saban IDEAlab, a STEM-inspired space “specifically geared toward collaboration, creativity and invention.” The space, designed by Parallax, features a machine workshop and a lab with a 3-Axis CNC Mill, flat-bed laser cutter, 3D printers, and collaborative work spaces. This environment will allow Archer to foster greater creativity and tangible manifestations of student ideas and projects as part of its “Integrated Design and Engineering Arts” program. Sixth graders will be offered courses in computer science, while seventh graders will undertake an introduction to electronic circuits. In addition to bolstering their robotics program, Archer will give Honors and Research Science students the option of studying engineering.

 

 

Exploring the Role of the Liaison/Curator

Exploring the Role of the Liaison/Curator

04/10/14

Joel Chappo AIA, a senior designer at Parallax, has helped orchestrate the “2x8: Evolve” exhibition at the A & D Museum in Los Angeles.The exhibition aims to showcase exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California, and award scholarships to winning entrants. A panel of judges, composed of designers and architects, will announce and award a winner from the exhibitors at the show’s opening on April 11th.

The installation features a display system designed by Julia Koerner, Marie Boltenstern and Kais Al Rawi which is composed of twisted surface geometries that serve as a framework for student projects.

Joel initially became involved with the Academic Outreach Committee as a volunteer in 2004 while pursuing his California architect’s license. Since then, he has helped coordinate the event in part because “it’s an engaging evening that helps faculty, students, and the larger design community connect and interact.” The show runs from April 11th to May 11th.



 

Draft EIR for The Archer School for Girls is Released

Draft EIR for The Archer School for Girls is Released

02/27/14

After two years of intense community involvement, the environmental impact report for The Archer School for Girls has been released for public comment. Archer’s Master Plan for their Brentwood campus, designed by Parallax Architecture and Planning, has also been released.

The proposed master plan includes a new Academic Center, which features classrooms specifically designed for a 21st century learning environment. Additionally, the project includes a multi-purpose athletics facility, a performing arts center, a visual arts center, aquatics center and athletic fields over a parking structure.