On a day when the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will decide whether to hand off 50 of its schools to outside groups to manage, let's take a look at the latest in public school architecture of the city, a subject that could probably fill an alphabetized encyclopedia set at this point. This is TFO Architecture's new Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School in Boyle Heights, a three-story school at 1114 S. Lorena Street that includes a new 3,600-square foot neighborhood boxing facility. Growing up, Oscar De La Hoya trained in a Resurrection Gym?, which was located in a church that was torn down for this project. The school was recently mentioned in the LA Times because state funding problems delayed final construction of the project, but according to TFO principal Steve Fierce, construction has resumed. Meanwhile, the aluminum silver siding is forthcoming, as is the yellow paint job. But hustle, hustle: The school is supposed to open in a few weeks, just in time for the start of the school year.
· New Oscar De La Hoya Charter School, Boxing Gym For Boyle Heights [Curbed LA]