The new Crenshaw High School Performing Arts Center will house the nationally renowned Performing Arts Department and Crenshaw Elite Choir along the South Figueroa Corridor.  Working with NAC Architects, SALT developed custom paving patterns and pre-cast planters to shape the new core of this campus.

The SALT team worked to create a planting palette that was lush and diverse but also hardy and capable of withstanding heat and low water conditions. As these plants continue to grow and mature, the Crenshaw High School Performing Arts Center campus will provide a series of verdant and shaded spaces for students to study, practice, perform, and play.  
Concept renderings courtesy of NAC Architecture 

Images from the 2018 Groundbreaking Ceremony.
The new campus design includes extensive new circulation paths that address the various grade changes across the site. A central quad supports casual gathering and a performance stage for outdoor concerts.

These open spaces connect existing buildings to the new architecture, and an exterior gathering plaza links to a historic campus green while preserving historical trees.  Additional project elements include plaza and circulation hardscape design, planting, and irrigation.

The Crenshaw Performing Arts Center broke ground in May of 2018, and is wrapping construction completion in Summer 2021.

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423 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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