The project also includes demolition of two existing portable classrooms, reconfiguration of the fire access lane at the Mariposa Street entrance, and landscaping around the new building. A key component of the El Segundo Unified School District’s Long-Range Facilities Master Plan established in 2016, this innovative learning space will be the first all-new, permanent instructional building on the school’s campus since the late 1930s. Funded by Measure ES, construction is slated to begin in spring 2022.
The building’s design and selected location will enhance the look, flow, and utility of Richmond Street School’s campus. The two-story instructional building will be located behind the south wing of the main building and east of the Urho Saari Swim Stadium. It will include three spacious classrooms on each floor with new flexible furnishings, teacher workstations, and audio-visual equipment. Support spaces include separate student and staff restrooms on both floors, custodial rooms, an electrical room, one elevator, and exterior stairs. One classroom on each floor will include a roll-up door that opens to the exterior foyer to accommodate indoor/outdoor learning spaces for students.
“The new building will likely serve students in second and third grade,” said Dr. Melissa Moore, ESUSD superintendent. “The learning environments will further enhance student learning. The new building will enable ESUSD to eventually achieve two elementary schools of similar size in the future. The dynamic building design honors original Richmond Street School building features in a modern and playful manner.”
All Measure ES projects are reviewed by ESUSD’s Facilities Advisory Committee and key stakeholders for input during the early design stages. Visit www.elsegundousd.net for ongoing construction updates.
Published in El Segundo Herald Sept. 2, 2021