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Francis Parker School / Lake|Flato Architects

  • 00:00 - 9 September, 2011
Francis Parker School / Lake|Flato Architects
Francis Parker School / Lake|Flato Architects, ©  Hester + Hardaway Photographers
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  • Architects

  • Location

    San Diego, CA, USA
  • Architect

    Lake|Flato Architects
  • Project Team

    Greg Papay, FAIA, Brandi Rickels, Betsy Johnson, AIA, Kristin Wiese, AIA, Matt Burton, Brantley Hightower, AIA, LEED AP, Vicki Yuan, LEED AP, Laura Kaupp, AIA, Lewis McNeel, Joe Farren and Jeremy Fields
  • Structural Engineer

    KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer

    Randall Lamb & Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Randall Lamb & Associates
  • Civil Engineer

    RBF Consulting
  • Landscape Architects

    Ivy Landscape Architects
  • Acoustical

    Acoustic Dimensions
  • Construction Manager

    HR Weatherford Company
  • General Contractor

    Rudolph & Sletten
  • Code Consultants

    Schirmer Engineering Corporation
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Perched next to the edge of a canyon and overlooking San Diego’s skyline, the revamped Francis Parker School by Lake|Flato Architects brings a strong mixture of sustainable design with Southern California vernacular.


In 2002, the parent and faculty leaders at FPS made the decision to renovate their campus in a contemporary yet responsible way that would give the school a relevant aesthetic even for generations to come. After creating a nationwide competition looking for a designer, the school chose Lake|Flato Architects, who are more than accomplished with projects of this caliber and nature.

©  Hester + Hardaway Photographers
©  Hester + Hardaway Photographers

The basic layout of the campus involves a series of interdependent courtyards and structures, connecting the various components of the school with as much emphasis on the exterior function and circulation as the interior. The class rooms are all naturally ventilated and have transparent, operable walls that make relation to the outdoors undeviating; the education itself becomes visible and interactive.

© Frank Ooms
© Frank Ooms

The project’s commitment to vernacular is perceived in its use of traditional tilt wall construction methods and redwood siding. The resultant design is not only economically efficient, but supersedes California’s energy efficiency standards by almost 30%.

© Frank Ooms
© Frank Ooms

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Cite: "Francis Parker School / Lake|Flato Architects" 09 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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