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Mira Costa High School

Manhattan Beach, California

Master Plan, New Science and Math Building, New Multi-purpose Building and Campus-wide Renovations

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"Our district is very pleased and impressed with HED and is looking forward to a long and successful relationship with them."

Steve Romines, PhD, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, Manhattan Beach USD
  • "Harley Ellis Devereaux insists on a team mentality. They work well with boards, community members, district staff, construction managers and contractors." Steve Romines, Director of Facilities
  • Mira Costa High School received a 2014 Architectural Portfolio Award from American School and University.


  • The three-story Math Science Building is clad in mulit-colored cement plaster panels with a shuttered reinforced concrete base and built into the hillside to minimize massing.
  • Math Science Building: 3rd floor "super" lab connecting two full-sized biology labs with roll up glass doors for team teaching.
  • Math Science Building: North facing chemistry lab with bench top fume hoods.
  • The lobby of the studio theater features large sliding glass panels to connect to the plaza and rehearsal spaces beyond.
  • 300-seat studio theater -- view of stage from raised central booth.
  • The 300-seat studio theater features a flat floor with telescoping seating. Heating and cooling occurs by means of displacement ventilation.
  • Interior view of orchestra rehearsal hall.
  • The Math Science building is enhanced with green screens and external light wells.
  • Detailed view of exterior of Math Science Building with sunshades, operable windows, multi-color plaster and shuttered concrete base.
  • Student Commons: close-up view of stage, canopy and satellite food services pavilion.

people involved in this project:

Sylvia C. Wallis

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architecture + Design

John R. Dale

FAIA, LEED AP
Pre K-12 + Community Education Design Studio

Jonathan A. Tudan

AIA, LEED AP
Project Management

Sean Bani

PE, LEED AP
Electrical Engineering Leader

Choong Kim

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architecture + Design

Wan Chin Lo

AIA, LEED AP
Architecture + Design

William J. McCarthy

LEED AP BD+C
Architecture + Design