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Crossroads Pac Air 1

Repositioning a Warehouse Into a Flexible K-12 Educational Space


Santa Monica, CA


13,000 SF

Project Status

2019 – 7-month construction duration

Construction Value

$3.3 million

Scope of Work

General Contractor

Project Partners

Crossroads School, LOC Architects, Miyamoto International (Structural Engineers), GMEP (MEP Engineers), KPFF (Civil Engineers)


Crossroads School, a K-12 private school located on an unconventional urban infill campus in Santa Monica, engaged DDB to transform an adjacent 13,000-square-foot warehouse into a new creative space for arts, science and athletics. Leveraging our extensive expertise in designing and building next-generation educational environments, DDB worked closely with the school and the architecture team to bring their vision to life through a safety- and efficiency-focused construction process that minimized disruption to operations.

Key Project Details

Overcame challenges with the City Planning Department and the addition of project elements during construction to open in time for the start of the 2019 school year.

Repurposed the 13,000-square-foot warehouse into a flexible and creative academic space.

Successfully delivered all aspects of the program including a new ceramics studio, a darkroom, computer labs, music classrooms, multipurpose rooms, and athletics and physical education spaces.

Renovated the existing double bow-truss structure including adding large skylights and seismic strengthening.