Education First Academy
P2S provided MEPT engineering services for the establishment of Education First Academy’s Pasadena Campus. The project goal was to develop a highly-functional campus that supports the Academy’s diverse range of academic programs offered while being good neighbors to the surrounding community.
This $90 million project includes a mix of both renovated and new construction facilities on the 16-acre property that was formerly the site of William Carey International University. Expanded from 227,000 SF to 320,000 SF, the renovation included five demolished buildings and 4 renovated buildings. The project also includes a new 130,000 SF dormitory complex that encompasses four buildings and 230 units. Additional upgrades include a new interior recreation space, an auditorium and a student art gallery.
The Academy’s mission is to “open the world through education,” and the Pasadena Campus is the Swiss company’s first campus in the Los Angeles Area. It is now the largest boarding school in Los Angeles County and the first to open in nearly 100 years. As an international high school, it welcomes around 1,000 students from over 60 nationalities between grades 9 - 12 and around 150 staff members.
To harmonize a large campus consisting of renovated and new construction facilities required detailed analysis and highly flexible solutions. P2S provided various MEPT solutions for this project while staying within budget, including new MEPT systems, AV/IT/Security upgrades and electrical infrastructure upgrades. Additional solutions include roofing, windows, and ADA upgrades.
Renovated infrastructure includes:
- McGavran Hall
- Aylward Hall – 4 buildings
- Pierce Cafeteria
- LaTourette Library
- Mott Auditorium
- Campus Site Utilities
- Off-site Soccer Field