COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONAL LIFE LEARNING ACADEMY SAN FRANSISCO, CA
The Life Learning Academy Dormitory sits adjacent to the charter high school on Treasure Island that serves some of San Francisco’s most at-risk youth. The new building is a 6,000 s.f., eight room dormitory designed to give the youth a feeling of “home” that they don’t otherwise have in their lives. The design has a large lounge area with a vaulted ceiling surrounded by a Library alcove for reading and an intimate siting area with a gas fireplace. The layout of the dorm wing accommodates both boys and girls in a flexible ratio while maintaining security between them. The building achieved a GreenPoint Rated certificate and because of it’s location on Treasure Island made creative use of raised planters boxes to meet storm water control requirements.