While junkies who love looking at architectural renderings are going through serious withdrawal with this economic downturn, there is one type of development still being built, one type of project paying the salaries of architects at firms like Nadel Architects and Perkinson & Will. And those projects would be LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) schools. KCET's new piece "Blackboard Bungle" rehashes the question of whether these schools are needed given declining school enrollment numbers (the Echo Park 9A site is looked at in the piece, for example). While there's not a ton of new information in the story, the statistics are pretty staggering. One LAUSD exec tells KCET: "We have been completing a new school a month for the last seven years and we'll continue that through 2012."
· Blackboard Bungle? [KCET]
· Do Over? City Unhappy About Echo Park School's Design, Scale [EP]
· Ambassador Hotel Site Archives [Curbed LA]