Brentwood School

East Campus Middle School & West Campus Saltair Building Projects

Los Angeles, California

Brentwood School is one of the pre-eminent independent K-12 schools in Los Angeles, offering traditional college preparatory education for students grades 9-12. Looking to expand its East Campus to incorporate grades 6-8, (currently housed on the West Campus), the School has undertaken an overall 30-year master plan effort. As part of this, we have prepared conceptual drawings for all buildings on both campuses, while focusing design efforts on first phase facilities, including a new middle school, parking garage and athletics field. Taking clues from the early 1930’s structures inherited by the School, the new building is a blend of both traditional and contemporary design. It’s naturally ventilated entry way, circulation “spark” and multiple terraces, combined with roll up doors from dining to the outdoors, celebrate the mild southern California climate while demonstrating the School’s commitment to sustainability.

Project Data

In Progress
100,500 sf

Program & Highlights

East Campus-New Middle School
Sixth grade classroom suite with breakout space
Science labs
375-seat Theater with Rehearsal Space
Visual Arts, Dance, Technology, Multimedia, and Film Studios
Choral, Instrumental Music, and Practice rooms
Library, Cafeteria, and Kitchen
Student Patios

West Campus-Saltair Building
Sciences and Arts Classrooms
Kindergarten Classrooms
Multipurpose Room
Enchanced Green Space
Extended Parking Structure


Contractor: Del Amo Construction, Inc
Structural Engineer: Coffman Engineers
Civil Engineer: JMC2
MEP: TMAD Taylor & Gaines
Acoustics:McKay Conant Hoover, Inc.
Theater Consultant: Landry & Bogan
Lighting: Luminesce Design
Landscape Architect: Land Collective
IT/Technology: Stein Technology
AV: Multi-Media Consulting, Inc.

“ . . . I want to make crystal clear that we are already in love with the building. Speaking for myself, it is everything I imagined, and more. Others share this sentiment as well. On our tours people are both moved and inspired, most in astonishment as to how ‘the architects’ were able to find/make/create the space for such an impressive building. . . . So please remember how impressed we are with you and your team’s work, and how confident we are in our new ‘front door’ and its inspiration for generations of students to come.”
— Mike Riera, Head of School, Brentwood School