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oer students an exciting and innovativeplace to train or technical careers.In act, upon completing its rst year o service, the CTE Building was awarded byCaliornia’s Coalition or Adequate SchoolHousing in recognition o the acility asa design solution that creatively meetseducational program needs. In addition,the new classroom building and the $11.6million, 27,300-square-oot CTE Build-ing — hosting automotive/transportationand construction technologies pathwaycurriculums — also won an AIA Or-ange County Award or their innovativeapproach to school design, and a 2011Concrete Masonry Design Award rom theConcrete Masonry Association o Calior-nia and Nevada.Commenting on the master plan’s dualmission, Project Designer Wendy Rogers,AIA, LEED-AP BD+C and design principal,LPA, Irvine, Cali., explains, “It’s aboutsustainability in terms o green or the en-vironment, but also sustainability in termso giving students the skills that they needto be able to stay in their own community.”
Hollywood in Lake Tahoe
Perhaps receiving the most interest atthe moment is the new TADA building,which has been described as a Hollywood-class studio up in the middle o the Sierras.Featuring a 275-seat theater, Foley soundstage, tiered-orchestra room, green screenstudio and state-o-the-art editing suites,the 28,000-square-oot building is nowproviding a most exciting, hands-on expe-rience or budding lmographers, actorsand technical stage and television produc-tion sta, among others.“It is just a phenomenal acility or theirgraphic arts and media programs,” con-rms LPA Project Director Steve Newsom,AIA, LEED-AP BD+C, associate. “They’reable to do lm editing, sound editing —everything that one would imagine wouldbe done at a movie studio. And they alsohave a small theater to preview that workon a very large screen and present it in amore intimate setting.”Having just perormed its rst ull-scaleproduction, “42nd Street,” the cutting edgestudio and perormance acility is alsobeing ondly reerred to as “a miracle at6,300 eet.”As part o the preliminary researchand planning or the acility, the buildingteam toured several studios in Los Angeles,which ultimately helped guide the task o making the space as high-tech and proes-sional as possible. For example, the split-level TV studio incorporates a lming areaand computer bay. “As they’re lming, onehal o the class can be on the lower levellming, and the other hal editing eedrom yesterday’s activities on the upperlevel,” relates Kate Mraw, CID, LEED-APBD+C, LPA interior designer.Design decisions were made to exposestudents to skills that would set them apartrom other beginners entering the indus-try. The Foley foor, the audio and visual
LESS STANDARDIZATION, MORE FLEXIBILITY
The TADA building is 28,000-square-feet of learning space that was designed to provide hands-on experience for budding filmographers, actors and technical stage and television production staff. Design decisions were made to expose students to skills that wouldset them apart from other beginners entering the industry.