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DIGITAL AND MEDIA ARTS BUILDING

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PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: Sequoia Union High School District
LOCATION: Menlo-Atherton High School, Menlo Park, California
SIZE: 10,000 Square Feet
COST: $6,000,000

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Sequoia Union High School District needed new space for "career technology education," the latest development in vocational instruction. The new building on the Menlo-Atherton campus will focus on teaching digital and media arts, and will achieve LEED Gold Certification.

The existing Menlo-Atherton campus had little room to accommodate a new building. CAW oriented the building to be on axis with the campus' new performing arts center and the main library. CAW created a circular path that links the facility with the campus' new performing arts center and the main library. The building will also serve as a new gateway entrance into the existing football stadium, created by pulling the building mass apart.

HOW CAW DID THIS

  • CAW helped the district to secure nearly three million dollars from California's Career Technical Education Grant Program.
  • Creating exterior circulation will reduce construction costs, while circulation, balconies, and roof overhangs will also shade windows from harsh sun exposure.
  • By pulling the building form apart, it creates an impressive and defining entrance to the football stadium.
  • Careful site planning helped to strengthen existing connections between buildings and to organize the campus plan.
  • The new gallery space has large doors that open onto the outdoor balcony, allowing for larger gatherings and events, and providing display space for student work.

KEY PARTICIPANTS

STRUCTURAL: Hohbach Lewin Inc, www.hohbach-lewin.com
LANDSCAPE: JCMiller Studio, www.jcmillerstudio.com
MEP: Timmons Design Engineers, www.timmonsdesigneng.com

DIGITAL AND MEDIA ARTS BUILDING

INFO

PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: Sequoia Union High School District
LOCATION: Menlo-Atherton High School, Menlo Park, California
SIZE: 10,000 Square Feet
COST: $6,000,000

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Sequoia Union High School District needed new space for "career technology education," the latest development in vocational instruction. The new building on the Menlo-Atherton campus will focus on teaching digital and media arts, and will achieve LEED Gold Certification.

The existing Menlo-Atherton campus had little room to accommodate a new building. CAW oriented the building to be on axis with the campus' new performing arts center and the main library. CAW created a circular path that links the facility with the campus' new performing arts center and the main library. The building will also serve as a new gateway entrance into the existing football stadium, created by pulling the building mass apart.

HOW CAW DID THIS

  • CAW helped the district to secure nearly three million dollars from California's Career Technical Education Grant Program.
  • Creating exterior circulation will reduce construction costs, while circulation, balconies, and roof overhangs will also shade windows from harsh sun exposure.
  • By pulling the building form apart, it creates an impressive and defining entrance to the football stadium.
  • Careful site planning helped to strengthen existing connections between buildings and to organize the campus plan.
  • The new gallery space has large doors that open onto the outdoor balcony, allowing for larger gatherings and events, and providing display space for student work.

KEY PARTICIPANTS

STRUCTURAL: Hohbach Lewin Inc, www.hohbach-lewin.com
LANDSCAPE: JCMiller Studio, www.jcmillerstudio.com
MEP: Timmons Design Engineers, www.timmonsdesigneng.com

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  • PROJECT INFORMATION

    CLIENT: Sequoia Union High School District
    LOCATION: Menlo-Atherton High School, Menlo Park, California
    SIZE: 10,000 Square Feet
    COST: $6,000,000

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    The Sequoia Union High School District needed new space for "career technology education," the latest development in vocational instruction. The new building on the Menlo-Atherton campus will focus on teaching digital and media arts, and will achieve LEED Gold Certification.

    The existing Menlo-Atherton campus had little room to accommodate a new building. CAW oriented the building to be on axis with the campus' new performing arts center and the main library. CAW created a circular path that links the facility with the campus' new performing arts center and the main library. The building will also serve as a new gateway entrance into the existing football stadium, created by pulling the building mass apart.

    HOW CAW DID THIS

    • CAW helped the district to secure nearly three million dollars from California's Career Technical Education Grant Program.
    • Creating exterior circulation will reduce construction costs, while circulation, balconies, and roof overhangs will also shade windows from harsh sun exposure.
    • By pulling the building form apart, it creates an impressive and defining entrance to the football stadium.
    • Careful site planning helped to strengthen existing connections between buildings and to organize the campus plan.
    • The new gallery space has large doors that open onto the outdoor balcony, allowing for larger gatherings and events, and providing display space for student work.

    KEY PARTICIPANTS

    STRUCTURAL: Hohbach Lewin Inc, www.hohbach-lewin.com
    LANDSCAPE: JCMiller Studio, www.jcmillerstudio.com
    MEP: Timmons Design Engineers, www.timmonsdesigneng.com