Emerson Junior High School

Emerson Junior High School

Seeking to create the perfect settling for the progressive educational models of the 1930s, this building maintained a correspondence with the outside, natural world through the use of massive 15-foot tall glass windows and steel sliding doors to the ground floor while stairs led students and educators from the second story to rooftop terraces. Constructed by steel-frame this large structure’s volumes are broken down into perpendicular masses, the building is elegant, yet holds a severity in its beauty that recalls Bauhaus. 

Project Detail

Year Built

1937-1938

Client

LAUSD

Location

650 Selby Ave
Los Angeles
CA 90024

Current Status

In use