Santa Monica High School - Discovery Building

Best Branded Environments

Photos by: Inessa Binenbaum/courtesy HED Architects/Moore Ruble Yudell

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Design by HED (Harley Ellis Devereaux) & Moore Ruble Yudell

Santa Monica, CA


Santa Monica High School – Discovery Bldg.
Santa Monica, CA
Architect – HED / Moore Ruble Yudell
Project Size: 280,000 SF
Details: New Construction / Education
Completed: 2021
Category: Best Branded Environment

As designed by HED and Moore Ruble Yudell, the $133 million building re-envisions SAMOHI’s North Campus. The architects collectively designed the facility as an “open building,” featuring an open-column grid, a raised floor and non-load-bearing walls; the design is meant to improve “circulation” throughout the campus.
In addition to its 43 classrooms, the Discovery Building features computer labs, indoor and outdoor dining options, an Olympic-size swimming pool, rooftop garden, as well as facilities for “medically fragile” students. Parking for 300 cars is also provided.
Furthermore, ample trees and landscaping design on the exterior provide shaded areas for outdoor study as well as meetings between students and teachers. The design also features outdoor classrooms such as the rooftop hydroponic garden and other science-oriented areas. Moveable glass walls can also be utilized to make the various learning spaces more flexible.
Tarkett’s array of products were utilized throughout with its Corktones Rubber Tile used extensively couple with Contour LVT Tile. Ardex MC Rapid moisture seal and K10 self leveling underlayment provided the floor prep solutions.

Manufactures Used:
Tarkett – Contour Luxury Vinyl Tile (Fuse)
Tarkett – Solid "Corktones" Rubber Tile (Fuse
Ardex Americas – Moisture Treatment (MC Rapid) and Prep (K15/K10 & P4 Primer) (Fuse)
Tarkett Johnsonite – Traditional Wall Base (Fuse)
Tarkett "Marled Tweed" Carpet Tile (Fuse)


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