Facilities Branches | Design
The Design Department within the Maintenance & Operations Branch has responsibility for all design activities associated with repair, modernization, and new construction projects executed by the Facilities Services Division of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The Design Department has two inter-related sections: the Design Management Services, Substainability and Energy Management.
The Design Services is comprised of architectural and engineering professionals with the capability for providing the following full A/E services:
While the primary focus of the Design Services Section's design activities is on small projects and emergency repairs, it also regularly provides technical expertise to other branches as requested, i.e. program development, site assessment, scoping, project definition, agency interface (Division of the State Architect, city and county agencies), damage assessment, and repair recommendations
The Design Services Section supports the Design Management Section in three ways: (1) A/E services, (2) design management support and (3) QA/QC review of commissioned A/E deliverables.
Sustainability is comprised of sustainability specialists with a focus on four main goals for the District.
- Reduce Energy Use by 10% by 2012
- Reduce Water Use by 10% by 2012
- Renewable Energy by 2012
- Sustainable Design Standards
Energy Management is comprised of energy specialists who manage the District's utility accounts (electricity, gas, water and sewer) with a focus on efficiency and cost avoidance.