American University Preparatory School

More than a half-decade after it debuted, finishing touches have been placed on the American University Preparatory School’s campus space at the L.A. Grand Hotel.

Last month, renovations to the last of five floors at the Figueroa Street complex were completed, with the opening of a 10,000 square-foot basement and the refurbishment of a former 150-seat movie theatre.

AUP, a private boarding school, moved to the L.A. Grand Hotel six years ago, taking up five floors of space, including the former Laemmle Theater.

Dr. John Valenzuela, AUP’s dean of admissions, said in a prepared statement, “I want to show the world what a great city L.A is, and AUP is in the perfect spot to bring its assets to the educational landscape.”

©Los Angeles Downtown News 2019