A New Compton High School,
A New Chapter,
A New Beginning.
The Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees Tuesday night selected the DLR Group, an international architecture firm with California offices in LA, Riverside and Sacramento, to design the new Compton High School campus.
The Board voted overwhelmingly for DLR after an intensive selection process that eventually narrowed the choice to two national firms.
“This is an exciting moment for our school district,” said Board President Satra Zurita. “DLR demonstrated they are the perfect company to create this Board’s vision to transform our oldest campus into a model of a 21st Century educational environment.”
“Our goal is to create a learning environment that inspires our scholars not only to close the achievement gap but also close the opportunity gap,” said Zurita.
“We will essentially build the high school campus of the future,” said Board Vice President Micah Ali. “We will create a campus that supports our students to excel academically as well as in athletics, the arts and especially the high-tech digital arts where the jobs of the future await our graduates.”
The total cost of the project is expected to reach nearly $200 million. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019 with completion scheduled five years later.