A restructuring of the grade alignments was necessary when the two school districts of Campbell and Savona merged. The facility that received the additions and alterations was used for grades K-12 and would prove to be inadequate for the new 6-12 grade structure.
Renovations and an 83,300-square-foot addition included renovating and expanding the existing library; CAPACITY1,150COST PER SQ FT$132.00FEATURED IN1999 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation a cafetorium with a 700-seat auditorium with a balcony and full fly space; and adding a large-group instruction room.
In addition, nine new classrooms were added, along with band and choral rooms; split-level cafeteria; technology rooms; four-station gym; locker room; relocation and enlargement of the principal’s office suite; art room; and the home and career skills area. The existing gymnasium also was converted into a pool.
The school is a big part of the community life, so the focus of the design was to zone the private spaces and to create an enhanced public side for all to use. This was accomplished by relocating the entry, which leads to public spaces centered around a new central lobby. The sitework supported a new sequence of arrival with a new bus loop and additional parking.
The construction is steel-frame with brick veneer on concrete masonry with both sloped metal and flat EPDM roofs. Several areas received air conditioning, and the mechanical features are housed in mechanical rooms, not on the roof.
Technologically, several computer labs were implemented, and the entire facility received a districtwide fiber-optic local-area network (LAN) and a new communications system.
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