March Studio Wins 2019 Urban Forum Design Merit Award

School of Architecture adjunct faculty and Partner of March Studio Todd Erlandson and Design Director Lara Hoad recently won a 2019 Westside Urban Forum Design Merit Award for their new preschool project. The Westside Urban Forum is an organization dedicated to land-use dialogue impacting Los Angeles’ Westside.

Untitled No. 1 is a sustainable preschool that provides opportunities through nature, human, and real world connections for social justice and active engagement with its community. March Studio, in collaboration with landscape architects Terremoto, embraced the principles of child-centered and environment as third teacher, both outside and inside, through thoughtful interventions, provocations, spaces for inquiry, and interaction. The result is an open-ended and flexible environment that is rich with evocative objects and social justice driven STEM possibilities that acts as a model and source of inspiration for others.

2019 Design Award – Schools

Project: Student Services Building
Architect: CO Architects
Owner: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Project: UCLA La Kretz Visitor Center for the Mildred Mathias Botanical Gardens
Architect: Lehrer Architects LA
Landscape: Studio-MLA
Owner: UCLA Capital Programs

Project: Untitled No. 1 School
Architect: March Studio
Owner: Untitled No. 1 School


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