The Japanese Institute of Sawtelle was established in 1925 with the goal of teaching Japanese language and culture to American born offspring of first-generation Japanese immigrants. Over the years it has become a cultural focal point for the community, in particular following the evacuation of internment camps where it served as a hostel for returning evacuees. Today the non-profit continues its mission to serve the community; to address the evolving needs and demographics of its members. Good Project Company was engaged to develop a Masterplan that would re envision the complex introducing a series of improvements to enhance functionality, develop a contemporary visual identity, and a new Japanese Immersion Pre-school.