Los Angeles Harbor College,
Northeast Academic Building

Wilmington, California

The Northeast Academic Hall is a signature facility located at the prominent northeast corner of the Los Angeles Harbor College campus. The building includes a mixture of flexible and high-tech classrooms, such as labs, computer labs, and lecture halls for the Math, Communications, Social Science, and Behavioral Science departments.

These classrooms support a broad range of teaching styles, from traditional white boards to the latest in digital media. The classroom furniture is set up to accommodate multiple configurations, depending on the size of the class and the preferred teaching method. Computer labs are located adjacent to all the necessary mechanical spaces to support both local area and wireless networks.

The building was designed to achieve a LEED Gold rating through the incorporation of sustainable practices and materials, orientation, and other features into the building’s overall design. The Steinberg team worked with the District to prioritize sensitive sustainable design solutions, resulting in a building that performs 36% more efficiently than Title 24 requires. Achieving this high standard of sustainability qualified the District to receive an $86,000 cash incentive.

Completed
2009
Client/Owner
Los Angeles Community College District
Size
68,000 SF
Program
Classrooms, Computer Labs, Conference Rooms, Faculty Offices & Support Areas, Lecture Halls
Services
Programming, Design through Construction, Sustainable Design
Awards
2011 U.S. Green Building Council, LEED® Gold; 2010 Savings by Design: Energy Efficiency Integration Award, Award of Merit for Higher Education; 2009 Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards, Haworth/Unisource Solutions Community Impact Award; 2009 UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference Higher Education Energy Efficiency Partnership Program Best Practices Competition, Sustainable Design Award
Sustainability
LEED Gold (2010)
Project Delivery Method
Design-Bid-Build

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