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Learning Center Project

For more than 50 years, Mirman School has provided an exceptional educational experience for highly gifted students aged 5 through 14. In order to maintain the continuity of its mission, and building on a successful campus expansion, the school's leadership has begun construction on the next iteration of Mirman School. 

In order to provide the most contemporary learning spaces serving the school’s unique learners, The Learning Center will add an additional 16,000 SF of education space to the school's existing 5.5 acre footprint on Mulholland Drive. The new building will be comprised of five new classrooms, a state-of-the-art STEAM laboratory, and an arts pavilion, which will feature a visual and performing arts studio. 

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  • Project Updates

    Week of 05/22/23 – 06/09/23
    Learning Center
    • The window frame and sliding door installation by the glazing contractor is ongoing and will continue through the week of 5/29.
    • The elevator contractor has completed installation of elevator cab.
    • The waterproofing subcontractor has completed hot rubber waterproofing on the second floor. The Senior Garden planter waterproofing will be complete by 5/20.
    • The Senior Garden planter is expected to be backfilled week of 5/22.
    • The concrete contractor has formed the stair adjacent to the fire lane and has poured the first floor restroom finish concrete. The seat wall at the Library is expected to pour week of 5/22.
    • Mechanical subcontractor is continuing hanging ductwork and fire dampers at the second floor breezeway and is expected to finish rough installation of interiors the week of 5/29.
    • The electrical subcontractor has begun installing classroom light fixtures, and will continue with pulling circuit wire through week of 6/5.
    • The drywall subcontractor is continuing tape/finish of interior rooms and completing weather barrier at exterior façade. This scope will continue through week of 6/5.
    • The plaster subcontractor is continuing the installation of milcor and lath at the Performing Arts building as well as the main learning center breezeways. The Performing Arts building will be receiving its scratch and brown coat week of 5/22, with final stucco layer completing week of 5/29.
    • The sheet metal subcontractor is continuing installation of mud sill flashing at the second floor breezeway. They are prepping the exterior walls for trespa panel installation with rigid insulation, z-clips and waterproofing.
    • The tile subcontractor has floated exterior walls, and will continue installing tiling at the north wall. This scope will continue thru week of 6/5.
  • FAQs

    How will the new buildings affect student enrollment? 
    Five new classrooms will give us the ability to add an additional section to each of our Lower School grades, expanding enrollment from 330 to 430, and lowering class size in this division. Upper School students will benefit from the addition of the new STEAM laboratory, and visual and performing art spaces in the Arts Pavilion.

    How will students be impacted by construction?
    Campus compression during major construction projects is unavoidable. We will do our best of course to minimize the inconvenience of construction on students and their families. Safety will be of paramount importance. The project includes mitigation measures to help address the usual by-products of construction including dust, debris, and noise. There will be construction barriers in place and re-routing of existing paths of travel around construction areas. We will communicate with the community in advance when we anticipate any construction related issues.

    Will the school work with neighbors to ensure that the surrounding community is not negatively impacted?
    Mirman School has been a proud member of the educational community and the Mulholland Drive neighborhood for more than five decades, and places tremendous value on the relationships and collaborations nurtured over the years. The school intends to honor these connections throughout the development phase of the project, and will work together with area stakeholders to achieve the best outcome for the community and for students.

    When will construction begin?
    Site preparation began on May 4, 2022. Construction will begin after our ceremonial groundbreaking on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. 

    How long will it take to construct the new buildings?
    We estimate construction will take approximately 15 months and anticipate completion by August 2023. 

    What will Mirman look like after the project is complete?
    The new centrally located building will serve as the heart of the campus. We have worked extensively with our architectural firm, Johnson Favaro, to ensure that the new building and surrounding spaces will both unify the look and feel of the campus as well as gracefully blend into our Santa Monica Mountains landscape. Please visit mirman.org/next to view actual renderings of the buildings. 

    How will you attract qualified teachers for the additional classrooms?
    Mirman is proud to attract and retain top quality educators by offering competitive salaries, professional in-service, continuing educational opportunities, and most importantly, a highly gifted, eager-to-learn student body. We believe that enhancements to the school’s physical campus will make the school even more appealing to the most inspiring, creative, and qualified teachers in the country.

Conceptual Renderings of Potential Plans

Contact Us

For any questions related to the Learning Center Project, you may contact us by phone at 310-694-5926, via email at construction@mirman.org, or by filling out the form below. 

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