Located within the City of El Monte, Rosemead High School is home to 1,900 students. From 2005 through 2012, Rabben/Herman design office worked on four projects, focusing upon a common theme of improving the campus environment. The first project improved Panther Square, one of the main student gathering areas on campus. Following the successful completion of Panther Square, R/Hdo worked on a new classroom building, the expansion of the school library and a campus-wide Landscape Master Plan.
Upon approval of the Master Plan, detailed designs were prepared for Phase 1 improvements which included a new campus entry plaza, parking lot improvements, and the upgrade of numerous plaza and landscaped areas throughout the campus. Overall, this work has improved campus identity and increased the use of the outdoor space, all of which have lead to reduced graffiti and vandalism.

Location: El Monte, California

Role: Landscape Architect

Architect: Gonzales Goodale Architects

Owner: El Monte Unified School District

Budget: $1,100,000

Date of Completion: Fall 2011