Loyola High School Xavier Hall

Los Angeles, CA Mid City

  • Client : Loyola High School
  • Cost : $30M
  • Size : 22,000 SF
  • Project Type(s) : Education


  • The Xavier Center at Loyola High School was built in 1964 and has been the meeting place for all school gatherings on campus – worship, sports banquets, Mothers’ Guild Lunches, the annual fundraising auction and any event that needs space for more than 100 people.
  • Seen as a primary candidate for rehabilitation, the building requires a new kitchen capable of preparing and serving 800 dinners, a new audio and visual system, improved acoustics, new flooring and ceiling finishes, table and chair storage, new bathrooms, a sacristy, a student store and bleachers that face the adjacent playing field.
  • Using design elements from Ruppert Hall, a Collegiate Gothic building across the circle drive designed by Albert Martin in 1916, KFA kept the basic structural shell of the building and added dormers to bring in natural light and provide repetitive articulation on the building’s east roof. On the south, facing Pico Boulevard, an arcade with a tall gallery space above was added to present a Collegiate Gothic face to the street.

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