Vaughn VISA Performing Arts Center
This is the 8th project Del Amo has built for Vaughn Next Century Learning Center, a Los Angeles area charter school. One of the challenges in building the 2-story performing arts center included a zero lot line site with no laydown area. To provide students with ample music education opportunities, the building features an impressive music room and class, choir, instrument and practice rooms. Extensive acoustical finishes for sound walls in the choir and instrument rooms, an open façade at the elevator tower and an exterior balcony are a few of the building’s architectural elements. Adding a twist to a typical performing arts facility, this center also includes the Vaughn International Studies Academy (VISA) health department, which supports the high school’s 600 students.