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Integrating the new with the old promotes a level of green building that Los Angeles and Southern California are just beginning to engage with. At Drisko Studio, we work to make existing buildings, and particularly historic buildings, be competitive in the marketplace, functional in our modern living, and integrated with the same benefits to people’s health and energy use as new construction. We view the challenges of working within an existing context as opportunities, not constraints, that revitalize and replenish the community.

Drisko Studio's design for the NEW Residence Hall at Scripps College reconciles modern living with the timeless character of the historic campus. New courtyards invite students to meet, study and participate in outdoor activities while shaded loggias provide cool respite from the sunny California climate.


Completed in 2016, the NEW Residence Hall provides student housing with courtyards, arcades and living spaces that evoke the rich architecture of historic Southern California.