Center for Teaching and Learning

Center for Teaching and Learning

Client: Windward School
Partner in Charge: Maureen Sullivan

LEED Gold 2010

Center for Teaching and Learning

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching & Learning at the Windward School was designed to nourish intellectual curiosity, support independent learning, and encourage cross-disciplinary thinking. In the interest of providing educational flexibility, the center is divided into three floors, each intended to accommodate different ways students may study.

The first floor is the hub of the building and is designed as a gathering space with a focus on collaboration and exploration. Consequently, the reference collection is made available here. The second floor is the reading room, and sports comfortable reading chairs, a fireplace, and an extensive collection of books and periodicals – the permanent lending collection. Additionally, the reading room features an outdoor reading deck and a soaring clerestory. Finally, the lower level features a multimedia center, providing equipment and space for students involved in the school’s film, television, and radio programs.


V. Joseph Pica  – Principal
Maria Gil – Designer
Scot Oehlbert – Architect
Armando Lopez – Architect
Mimi Pon – Designer
Anne Wong – Project Manager


Client: Windward School
Project Size: 14,000 SF
Opening Date: 2009
Construction Cost: $6,000,000

LEED Certification: Gold 2010

Photography by Randall Michelson



145 S Fairfax Ave Suite 403
Los Angeles, California 90036

Tel: (323) 653 7124