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Mariposa Hall, LA Trade Technical College

Los Angeles, California

Major Renovation and Addition of a Learning Resource Center

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"I think this is the most beautiful and functional building we have been able to develop."

Chip Chapdelaine, Former LATTC President


  • As a major renovation project, the 95000 square foot Mariposa Hall transforms an outdated library into a contemporary Learning Resource Center. Centrally located on the Los Angeles Trade Technical College campus, it has become a true functional and symbolic centerpiece of academic life.
  • South Façade, The LRC is closely woven into the campus fabric
  • Interior Atrium
  • Metal ribbons as canopy over entrances / Metal ribbons as sunshades
  • Large sections of the façade open up for ease of access
  • Second Floor Library - lounge area
  • Atrium - Lower Floor - Circulation area invites impromptu learning opportunities, widening to creative space for casual meetings and social interaction
  • Reading Area
  • Circulation
  • Central Atrium
  • Video clip courtesy of LATTC.
  • Video clip courtesy of LATTC.

people involved in this project:

Albert H. Sawano

AIA, LEED AP
Architecture + Design Leader

Brent T. Miller

AIA, LEED AP
Los Angeles

Daniel S. Benjamin

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architecture + Design Leader

Michael Bulander

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architecture + Design Leader