Logan Memorial Educational Campus

  • area / size 241,000 sqft
  • Completed 2023
  • DLR Group designed the Logan Memorial Educational Campus to encourage learning at every age in San Diego, California.

    Logan Memorial Educational Campus serves transitional kindergarten through grade 12. Our design reimagines the existing K-8 campus and adds a new child development center and the community’s first high school. Building forms that are simple, bold, and influenced by Mexican modernism result in architecture that fits the neighborhood and builds on the rich cultural history of the area.

    The existing Logan Elementary and Memorial Middle School was rumored to be closing. The first master plan meeting opened with protest signs and news crews. Over the years, community members had instilled a sense of great pride in their neighborhood school and wanted its rich culture to be preserved in the new design. With an open and transparent process, the resulting master plan retains the TK-8 component and transforms the site into a single comprehensive TK-12 educational campus. It also houses the first high school in Logan Heights’ history, making it a true neighborhood school.

    Our design is ultimately influenced by the community. Plan stakeholders, including many who live in the neighborhood, partnered with us in reviewing existing site conditions, adjacent land uses, traffic patterns, projected enrollments, budget, and schedule. After understanding the site and defining educational opportunities, this group established schemes that best fit the community and respond directly to the site and campus’ educational goals.

    Design: DLR Group
    Photography: Zack Benson, Costea Photography, DLR Group