Hovsepian School Addition

PASADENA, CA

The school accommodates a student body of over 200 pre-kindergarten to eighth-grade students.

The addition includes a multi-purpose gymnasium with a stage, an elevator, and several classrooms. The new classrooms continue the large windows, which bring in natural light and overlook the outdoor play areas. Sky lit, double-loaded corridors now provide horizontal circulation and a new elevator furnishes disabled access.

Purposely repeating the exterior articulation and subdued color palette of the original structure keeps the entire building in the “background,” so as to not compete with the grandeur of the church sanctuary that shares the grounds.

Project Team

John R. Byram, Architect
Michael Geragos, Associated Designer
David Camilon
Harout Soghomonian, Structural Engineer
Anke Hamalian, Mechanical Engineer
Sargis Badamyan, General Contractor