Monroe Middle School, Gymnasium, Multipurpose Building and Classrooms

Inglewood, California

This gymnasium is a site adaptation of a recently constructed gymnasium at another district middle school site. It is situated centrally to expand the physical-education program with indoor activities. The full-size gym also will be used as a multipurpose building, offering 500 bleacher seats, a floor-seating capacity of 1,000 and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$569.64FEATURED IN2010 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSports Stadiums/Athletic Facilities stage.

Two classrooms on the upper level combine into one large classroom for health and nutrition. These classrooms are each provided with a teaching wall, whiteboard, projection screen, technology data feeds and a movable partition for curriculum flexibility. A large first-floor classroom is designed to accommodate a library or laboratory function.

The gymnasium provides the district and the surrounding community with a valuable resource that has great potential for the enhancement of joint-use educational and recreational activities.