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5TH AVENUE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL

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PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: Sequoia Union High School District
LOCATION: Redwood City, California
SIZE: 31,000 Square Feet
COST: $10,000,000

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Sequoia Union High School District wanted a new facility that could potentially serve a wide variety of district uses—such as adult school classes at night and classroom space for its growing number of charter school programs. The new facility needed to provide for ample flexible space to meet these changing needs, and the district further wanted it to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

CAW designed a new two-story building offering administrative office space and large academic support spaces that could serve a variety of uses for the students, teachers, and the local community. A central glass lobby, open staircase, and circulation corridors flood the building's interior with natural light and help visitors to quickly orient themselves. Computer modeling was employed to confirm proper building orientation in order to achieve optimal solar and wind-aided natural ventilation through a central clearstory roof monitor. Wide circulation corridors with natural light provide comfortable spaces for sitting, reading, and studying between classes.

HOW CAW DID THIS

  • The new building is glazed with high-efficiency, clear insulated glass to decrease solar heat gain.
  • The building's electrical system includes a highly efficient lighting package and a rooftop photovoltaic array.
  • Controllable entrances offer enhanced building security.
  • Administrative and teacher offices are strategically located close together to promote communication and to increase productivity.
  • The new building was carefully massed and located on site to minimize the impact of an institutional building at the edge of a residential district.

KEY PARTICIPANTS

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

K-12 EDUCATION

5TH AVENUE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL

INFO

PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: Sequoia Union High School District
LOCATION: Redwood City, California
SIZE: 31,000 Square Feet
COST: $10,000,000

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Sequoia Union High School District wanted a new facility that could potentially serve a wide variety of district uses—such as adult school classes at night and classroom space for its growing number of charter school programs. The new facility needed to provide for ample flexible space to meet these changing needs, and the district further wanted it to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

CAW designed a new two-story building offering administrative office space and large academic support spaces that could serve a variety of uses for the students, teachers, and the local community. A central glass lobby, open staircase, and circulation corridors flood the building's interior with natural light and help visitors to quickly orient themselves. Computer modeling was employed to confirm proper building orientation in order to achieve optimal solar and wind-aided natural ventilation through a central clearstory roof monitor. Wide circulation corridors with natural light provide comfortable spaces for sitting, reading, and studying between classes.

HOW CAW DID THIS

  • The new building is glazed with high-efficiency, clear insulated glass to decrease solar heat gain.
  • The building's electrical system includes a highly efficient lighting package and a rooftop photovoltaic array.
  • Controllable entrances offer enhanced building security.
  • Administrative and teacher offices are strategically located close together to promote communication and to increase productivity.
  • The new building was carefully massed and located on site to minimize the impact of an institutional building at the edge of a residential district.

KEY PARTICIPANTS

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

K-12 EDUCATION > 5TH AVENUE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL



  • PROJECT INFORMATION

    CLIENT: Sequoia Union High School District
    LOCATION: Redwood City, California
    SIZE: 31,000 Square Feet
    COST: $10,000,000

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    Sequoia Union High School District wanted a new facility that could potentially serve a wide variety of district uses—such as adult school classes at night and classroom space for its growing number of charter school programs. The new facility needed to provide for ample flexible space to meet these changing needs, and the district further wanted it to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

    CAW designed a new two-story building offering administrative office space and large academic support spaces that could serve a variety of uses for the students, teachers, and the local community. A central glass lobby, open staircase, and circulation corridors flood the building's interior with natural light and help visitors to quickly orient themselves. Computer modeling was employed to confirm proper building orientation in order to achieve optimal solar and wind-aided natural ventilation through a central clearstory roof monitor. Wide circulation corridors with natural light provide comfortable spaces for sitting, reading, and studying between classes.

    HOW CAW DID THIS

    • The new building is glazed with high-efficiency, clear insulated glass to decrease solar heat gain.
    • The building's electrical system includes a highly efficient lighting package and a rooftop photovoltaic array.
    • Controllable entrances offer enhanced building security.
    • Administrative and teacher offices are strategically located close together to promote communication and to increase productivity.
    • The new building was carefully massed and located on site to minimize the impact of an institutional building at the edge of a residential district.

    KEY PARTICIPANTS

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