The Killefer Flammang Architects designed Ray Bizjack Arts Village at the Westerly School in Long Beach was awarded the Grand Award in Education Design by the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada.
We admired this simple, elegant project because it created such a special learning environment. The buildings are carefully oriented to define beautiful outdoor classrooms and recreation areas. The classrooms seem to extend into the courtyard thanks to ample natural light and large sliding glass doors. This project likely had a very modest budget. However, it is obvious here that excellent design can elevate any building project to Architecture, even with a modest budget. This project was well-considered, well-detailed, and simply beautiful.
Westerly School Arts Village Project Page