Edward James Olmos School of Film and Cinematic Arts
|Location||•||Santa Ana, California|
|Owner||•||Santa Ana Unified School District|
|Architect||•||Baker Nowicki Design Studio|
|Size||•||15,000 sq. ft.|
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Santa Ana High School, the oldest high school in Orange County, decided to expand their film and visual arts program to meet the growing needs of their student body. The Santa Ana Unified School District is in the process of consolidating all of the San ARTS classes and programs into one building. For this specific project, they chose a nondescript three-story building on campus and decided to recreate the existing library on the second floor into a smaller 5,400 sq. ft. space, using the newly freed space to build a Film Studio. By reconfiguring the layout of the entire floor, they were able to add a large studio outfitted for filming and instruction, two editing rooms, a digital broadcast suite with control room and studio, a digital media lab, and a flex lab. This new space will certainly prove to heighten the learning experience for the 400 students that it will serve.
Learn more about this project from the architect, Baker Nowicki Design Studio.