Suisman Urban Design organized and led a field trip to the historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles for the third graders of Canyon Charter School in Santa Monica. A day-long expedition, the tour began at the Southwest Museum Rail Station on the Gold Line. After riding the train into Union Station and touring the adjoining facilities, the tour travelled toward the Plaza itself. There, students enjoyed learning about historic sites like the Avila Adobe while broadening their observational skills through sketching their surroundings. The field trip was praised as informative and fun for students and parents alike.
This field trip also serves as a protoype educational program being developed for permanent use on the Pasaje De La Plaza Project. The Pasaje would link Union Station and Fort Moore Memorial through a newly renovated pedestrian walkway. Passing through La Plaza and the soon to be constructed Plaza de Cultura y Artes, the Pasaje would also feature multimedia exhibits with historic infomation. Ultimately, the Pasaje will continue southward to the Civic Park and Music Center. Suisman Urban Design is part of the design team for both the Pasaje Project and La Plaza de Cultura y Artes.