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BNBuilders Geffen Academy

Los Angeles



Geffen Academy

A secondary school on UCLA’s campus to foster a unique learning environment.

Renovation of the existing Kinross Building on the UCLA campus to make way for a new college preparatory school for grades 6-12. Renovations accommodate new classrooms, assembly space, administrative offices, indoor athletic space, building support spaces, and an outdoor area for an arts program.


University of California, Los Angeles




Koning Eizenberg Architecture

Market Sectors

K-12,  Higher Ed

Preconstruction to Drive Value and Efficiency

Converting the existing Kinross Building on UCLA’s campus into a college preparatory school for scholars in grades 6-12 involved a slew of challenges. The renovation was extensive, both inside and out. In order to meet an aggressive project schedule and maximize the value of UCLA’s funds, BNBuilders engaged with the university’s team and Koning Eizenberg Architecture to provide actionable feedback on cost, schedule, constructability, and design.

Because of the complexity of the MEP scopes, we utilized design-build MEP subcontractors. They were able to provide the university with a design that was within their budget and ultimately hold our trade partners accountable for that scope, limiting UCLA’s exposure for unanticipated costs due to design issues. BNBuilders utilized our in-house MEP experts to backcheck and verify system design and costs, providing an extra level of confidence to UCLA.