May 1, 2012
AIA Awards 2012 – Otis Booth Campus Receives Award for Interior Architecture
June 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of our new headquarters and third comprehensive facility, the Otis Booth Campus, in Echo Park. The 48,000 sq. ft., three-building site provides an inviting, bright and secure family-friendly space in one of Los Angeles’ most distressed communities. The new campus gives us the capacity to help 5,000 more children and families each year with our integrated model of treatment, early care and education, family support and child/youth enrichment services. Designed by Koning Eizenberg Architecture*—a leader in sustainable practices and environmentally responsible design—the campus is one of the first children’s service agencies to receive *LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification.
We are also proud of the recognition the campus received this year, which includes the AIA 2012 Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture and the 2011 Green Dot Award in the “Build” category. National architectural and design publication Metropolis Magazine also featured the campus in its December issue.
In a year of growth and new beginnings, CII is also significantly expanding services to underserved youth. Thanks to a public-private effort launched by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) and the federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF), the CII Youth Initiative will allow us to identify and bring to scale promising programs for seriously disadvantaged youth in two of our most isolated and economically challenged communities—Central and South Los Angeles. In addition to EMCF and SIF support, matching funds for the CII Youth Initiative have been received from the Weingart Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, the California Community Foundation, The Eisner Foundation, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, and the True North Fund.
For more information on the Youth Initiative, please click here.
This significant expansion begins a new chapter in CII’s 106-year history and gives us an unprecedented opportunity to bring additional resources and raise the level of services to children and families whose lives are severely affected by community and family violence, abuse and other trauma.