West Los Angeles College Fine Arts Complex

Project Overview

The fine arts complex on the Culver City campus of West Los Angeles College is a 38,000 square foot, three-story classroom structure housing classrooms, studios and darkrooms, along with practice rooms for music and visual arts. A single story wing houses a 400-seat performance hall and exhibit space.

Budget Management and Cost Reduction

Vanir assisted the District in preparing an augmentation request that resulted in an additional $560,000 for site development costs resulting from building the project on a hillside area of the existing campus.

Vanir performed a detailed constructability review of the completed plans prior to issuing the plans for bid. Extensive value engineering and cost reduction reviews were also performed to bring the project within budget.


Culver City, California


Los Angeles Community College District

Design Team

Liber Studio Architects

Construction Cost

$8.1 million


September 2000