Culinary Arts Facility, Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Client: Los Angeles Community College District
Location: LATTC, Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $33 Million
Start Date: 2006
Completion Date: 2019
Phase of Work: Programming


Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) is one of the nine Los Angeles Community College District campuses undergoing extensive modernization under the $2.1B Proposition A/AA and $3.5B Measure J Bond programs in order to accommodate increased student enrollment. The funding for LATTC includes $244M under Proposition A/AA Bond, $350M under the Measure J Bond Program and $51M under non-bond funds. AVA is responsible for all Design and Construction Phase Project Management Services for LATTC.


Founded in 1927, the Culinary Arts program at LATTC is the oldest in the country and is fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation. This world-class program is currently housed in a facility built in 1961 which is now outdated and inadequate to accommodate the current and future needs of the program. As one of the final projects to be built under Measure J, the campus intends to provide a new 50,000 GSF facility dedicated solely to Culinary Arts. Programming for that new facility is currently underway.


The new facility will include:

  • A production kitchen with state-of-the-art equipment that provides students with hands-on experience under real-world conditions with demanding deadlines.
  • Lecture-lab demonstration classrooms with advanced audio-visual support that allows the faculty member to demonstrate food preparation techniques in a lecture setting.
  • A sit-down in-service restaurant for additional real-world training of service personnel.
  • Modular kitchens that will allow for intensive training in a small group setting of 4-8 students.
  • Bakery & Butchery specialty labs.
  • “Back of the house” support spaces to facilitate food storage and distribution, as well as waste handling and clean-up procedures.