Project Description

Project Details

Project Owner:

Harvard-Westlake School


Matt Construction

Structural Engineer:

John A. Martin & Associates

Steel Tonnage:

1,600 tons


Los Angeles, California

Schuff Services:

preconstruction structural engineering BIM services project management steel detailing steel fabrication steel erection

Project Overview

The Harvard Westlake Middle School building was a multi-phased project consisting of a 165,000-square-foot campus divided into two steel-framed academic buildings and a 2-level underground parking structure.

Housing the English, Math and the Performing arts departments, the largest building covered 100,000 square feet featuring 24 classrooms, an 800-seat performing arts complex, and full cafeteria.

The second building was 44,000 square feet in size and contained a library, administrative offices, nine science rooms, and three library resource centers.

The project was constructed within an active school environment on a 5.5 acre hillside site. This, alongside winding streets, close proximity to neighbors and tight roadways made detailed coordination essential for successful deliveries and erection.