LAUSD RFK School and Inspiration Park

Located at the former site of the landmark Ambassador Hotel, this 24-acre campus represents one of the largest school construction projects in the country and features separate facilities for grades K-3, a middle school and high school. Working with Gonzalez Goodale Architects, AHBE Landscape Architects provided design services through construction administration for planting, hardscape and irrigation for the facility.

AHBE Landscape Architects design, based on the concept of a quilt, weaves together the diverse demographics of the student population. To promote and encourage pedestrian traffic, AHBE integrated the street and parkway landscapes into the overall campus design to consider the students experience upon arrival and departure.

Along the Wilshire Boulevard perimeter of the campus, AHBEs new, public linear park, named Inspiration Park, highlights and honors the life and work of Robert F. Kennedy with inspiration quotes. The original pylon from the Ambassador Hotel has been preserved and remains as a historical marker.


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