Innovation Labs


The new innovation labs are providing an environment that allows students to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, etc. while creating experiments and projects that foster creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.

SCHOOLS

  • Birney Tech Academy
  • Durfee Elementary School
  • Magee Academy of the Arts and Sciences
  • North Ranchito Elementary School
  • Rio Vista Elementary School
  • Rivera Elementary School
  • South Ranchito Dual Language Academy
  • Valencia Academy of the Arts

FEATURES

  • Acoustic
    • Ceiling panels to ensure acoustic quality
    • Fabric – absorbing surfaces throughout the space
  • Indoor Air Quality
    • Mechanical ventilation
    • Low-emitting colorful paints
    • Operable openings for direct relationship with the exterior
  • Daylighting
    • Large glazing provide high amount of daylight
    • Daylight control with rolling shades
    • Quality views
  • Technology
    • Convenient access to electrical power through drop-down power outlets
    • Visual displays located on different wall surfaces for distributed interactivity
    • Furred low wall ensure distributed power outlets on perimeters
    • All classroom provided with wi-fi technology and wired connectivity
    • Provide students with tablets for visual interface and control
  • Furniture, Flexibility, and Comfort
    • Storage space
    • Glass doors
    • Distributed tackable surfaces
    • Mobile whiteboards and writing wall surfaces
    • Monitors
    • Moveable marker board partitions
    • Exterior informal learning space
    • Flat floor surface for configurable learning layouts
    • Appropriately sized movable seating and tables with large working surface
  • Thermal Comfort
    • Thermostat regulated indoor air quality
    • Operable openings for direct relationship with the exterior

Ron Wakefield Music Hall


The Ron Wakefield Music Hall is a new, one-story classroom building located at North Park Academy of the Arts, and is dedicated to the instruction of musical arts. The facility houses a world-class music studio and features much-needed storage for instruments, uniforms, sheet music, as well as a parent workroom.

SCHOOLS

  • North Park Academy of the Arts

Click to view a video of site preparations for the schools' new music building.

Science Lab


The creation of state-of-the-art science laboratories on the school campus provide an environment conducive to teach STEAM-related subjects while implementing project-based learning activities. The space is designed for Next Generation Science Standards, which advocates science processes and student exploration. This next generation science lab seeks to foster creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.

SCHOOLS

  • North Park Academy of the Arts
  • Rivera Middle School
  • Salazar High School
  • STEAM Academy @ Burke Middle School

FEATURES

  • Acoustic
    • Ceiling panels to ensure acoustic quality
    • Fabric – absorbing surfaces throughout the space
  • Indoor Air Quality
    • Mechanical ventilation
    • Low-emitting colorful paints
    • Operable openings for direct relationship with the exterior
  • Daylighting
    • Large glazing provide high amount of daylight
    • Quality views
  • Technology
    • Convenient access to electrical power through dropdown power outlets
    • Visual displays located on different wall surfaces for distributed interactivity
    • Furred low wall ensure distributed power outlets on perimeters
    • All classroom provided with wi-fi technology and wired connectivity
    • Provide students with tablets for visual interface and control
  • Furniture, Flexibility, and Comfort
    • Storage space
    • Glass doors
    • Mobile whiteboards
    • Scientific casework with epoxy tops
    • Epoxy sinks
    • Lab stools and mobile demonstration table
    • Moveable marker board partitions
    • Exterior informal learning space
    • Flat floor surface for configurable learning layouts
    • Appropriately sized mobile seating and peninsula tables with large working surface
  • Thermal Comfort
    • Thermostat regulated indoor air quality
    • Operable openings for direct relationship with the exterior

Traffic Mitigation


The purpose of this traffic improvement project was to develop a solution for traffic issues that were a safety hazard for students, pedestrians, and vehicles. Improvements completed include an enhanced drop-off/pick-up location, revised circulation, and additional parking.

SCHOOLS

  • Valencia Academy of the Arts

Click to view a video of the project from start to finish.