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Compton High School entrance. A 2 story angled U shaped building with white wrapping facade. Blue logo on end of extension
Compton High School

Community Transformation Through College Prep


Compton Unified School District

Project Location

Compton, CA




Architecture, engineering, interiors

With a rich history spanning over 100 years, Compton High School is a community icon known for producing music and athletic prodigies. Celebrating this legacy, DLR Group’s design creates a campus that elevates education for all students and staff.

A new performing arts center, academic building, and athletic facilities will provide a focus on project-based learning, student exploration, and interdepartmental collaboration. New classroom spaces will provide Compton’s 2,500 students the opportunity to participate in programs such as Construction Manufacturing, Graphic Arts, A/V Technology, Communications, Robotics, and Culinary Arts. Additionally, the new football/soccer stadium and outdoor swimming pool will support Compton students pursue athletic success.

Design Concepts for the Community

DLR Group's vision for a new Compton High School incorporates community access, flexibility to support STEAM classes, ample athletic programming, and a new performing arts center generously funded by Dr. Dre.


Another view of wood alcove. Classroom with blue wall to left. Hallway looks to room with 2 walls of floor to ceiling windows

Education design that is geared toward the future is the future.

Spaces Podcast Features DLR Group Education Designer Todd Ferking

Education and school safety are some of the most polarizing topics in our society today. In this episode, Todd Ferking, an architect and principal at DLR Group, joins the show to discuss school design, philosophy to promote a good educational environment, and achieving a balance in design that will encourage a safe space for students.

Spaces Podcast Features DLR Group Education Designer Todd Ferking

Firm News

Construction Begins on Long-Awaited Compton High School

Our design reimagines the district’s oldest high school and transforms the learning environment for all Compton students and educators.

Compton HS groundbreaking


2018 Leroy F. Greene Design and Planning Award of Merit - Project in Design


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