Eastvale STEM Academy (eSTEM) is a new three-story school located in Eastvale, California that features a multi-layered series of connected co-labs and flexible learning environments, where students can solve problems in bright, vibrant environments that promote creative thinking. The eSTEM campus occupies a three-acre site that provides a unique identity for the academy, as well as direct access to the existing Eleanor Roosevelt High School campus.
The Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Lighting Design was crafted by LPA (LPA Design Studios). The design team was tasked with providing new classrooms that support specialized learning for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in health-medical and engineering. The spaces are designed to promote student ownership, support multiple teaching modalities and allow for adaptability and evolution. This “school within a school” creates a strong sense of identity for the specialized campus, balanced with fostering inclusivity for all students to feel welcome.
Lighting Designer: LPA Design Studios
Client: Corona-Norco Unified School District
Photography: Costea Photography
Awards: Merit Award Lighting Design: IES National | Merit Award Lighting Design: IES Southern California
LPA Design Studios: Debra Fox, Jen Ozai