Old hotel, new school


A few weeks ago, I posted that I got a private tour of the school being built on the site of the nearly-totally-demolished-but-not-totally Ambassador Hotel. I was absolutely astounded at the measures that the architects took to make sure the hotel’s legacy was preserved, and extremely impressed with how the K-5 school on the same site (which is already open) had transformed the community. I wrote about the school, other great schools in LA, and the Ambassador’s history, in an article for GOOD right here: “A School That Deserves Extra Credit.” And be sure to check out other deliciously-designy stories in my column for them, Design is a Verb.

Update: Not a day after I posted this, KPCC is reporting that Steve Barr, one of the awesome educators I cite, is leaving his Green Dot Schools to “focus on national educational issues.” Hmmm, sounds like someone got the Obama call…or at least I hope so.

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