Properties / Central Los Angeles New Learning Center #1 (Ambassador Hotel Site)



The Los Angeles Unified School District selected Urban Partners in May 2002, to plan, design and obtain environmental approvals for a 4,240 seat elementary, middle and high school (K-12) campus on the site of the historic Ambassador Hotel.

Options considered ranged from maximum re-use of the historic building, to partial reuse of the former hotel structure, to new construction. Keller CMS was included throughout the evaluation process. A decision to pursue a compromise partial reuse alternative was created by Urban Partners and selected by the School Board in October 2004 and the schools opened in 2010 and 2011.