Bright Star School’s Rise Kohyang Charter High School (RKHS) is designed to serve 600 students in the Koreatown district of Los Angeles. The school is comprised of a single 67,000 SF building on a 1.2-acre site with parking located on the partially subterranean ground level. The 3-story building features 24 classrooms, kitchen and dining area, library, administrative offices and a gymnasium that can be accessed separately to allow for public use when school is not in session. Sustainable features include skylights above the main circulation corridor and gymnasium, louvers that block direct solar heat gain but allow for unobstructed views of the exterior areas, stormwater run-off capture and filtration system, and the use of drought tolerant plants for landscaping. Simpson & Simpson serves as Construction Manager for the project which is currently in construction and scheduled for completion in 2023.
Bright Star Charter High School
Los Angeles, CA