Ánimo Leadership Nominated for Building of the Year!

(Photo: John Edward Linden)

American-architects.com, as part of their 2014 “50×50 – 50 States in 50 weeks” feature, is holding a Building of the Year poll. Among the nominees, and the featured building for California, is Green Dot’s Ánimo Leadership Charter High School.

Ánimo Leadership was designed by Brooks + Scarpa Architects and constructed in 2012 in Inglewood, CA.

“The design was influenced by the New Orleans architects Curtis and Davis who designed and built many schools in the early 1950s in Louisiana. Their designs adapted to the harsh southern climate without using air conditioning, creating sustainable light filled and poetic spaces for kids to learn.” – american-architects.com

Animo Leadership Charter High School

The courtyard (Photo: John Edward Linden)

Building Features

  • 650 solar panels, providing 75% of the school’s energy
  • Faceted, ribbed screens that shield the building from solar heat and glare
  • Sustainable design features and environmentally friendly materials
  • Designed to meet LEED standards

Ánimo Leadership was also recently featured as one of the nation’s best high schools by U.S. News & World Report.

Voting is open to the public until January 31, 2015. Please take a moment to cast your vote and help us make Ánimo Leadership a winner!


UPDATEÁnimo Leadership came in second place in the public vote! Thank you for your help making this happen.


You may also like:

1 Comment

  1. Edwin Hernandez on January 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Eco friendly!