The nontraditional layout of USC Hybrid High

The nontraditional layout of USC Hybrid High

USC Hybrid High School

Client: University of Southern California

Scope: Tenant Improvement

Size: 15,000 SF

Completion: 2011

Project Manager: Richard Berliner, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP


Berliner Architects designed the home of USC Hybrid High, a new high school developed by the USC Rossier School of Education. The 15,000 square foot space is a conversion of office space located at 350 S. Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

Hybrid High is a project of the Rossier School of Education, with twin goals to achieve a zero-percent dropout rate for its students and to graduate 100% of them onto successful college or career experiences. It is an innovative reframing of the academic experience in an effort to stem the tide of dropouts for the at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Whereas the traditional structure of a high school has in-class lectures coupled with at-home homework, Hybrid High allows students to view lectures and coursework online and from home, with the bulk of the course work completed on-site where instruction in small groups and individual tutoring is available seven days a week, ten hours a day

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