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SEQUOIA HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (LEED PLATINUM)

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PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: Sequoia Union High School District
LOCATION: Redwood City, California
SIZE: 18,000 Square Feet
COST: $7,900,000

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Sequoia High School in Redwood City has the distinction of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Antiquated gymnasium facilities hampered the athletic programs at the high school and a new gymnasium facility was needed. The school district required that the new building achieve the highest standards for energy consumption and sustainability.

The site, located to the southern edge of the campus, also served as a de-facto drop off and entrance to the high school campus and the football facilities. The existing drop off did not have a clear circulation pattern and traffic backed up before and after school and during special events onto the surrounding surface streets. The architects were asked to organize the entrance and drop off sequence as a part of the project.

HOW CAW DID THIS

  • Utilizing clearstory windows with translucent high-performance glazing allows diffuse natural light to filter into the gym, providing ample natural light without glare and reduces lighting needs by more than 70%
  • The entire roof surface uses a photovoltaic film to gather sun energy and generates 53% of the building's peak energy consumption helping to make this the first LEED Platinum public school building in the Bay Area.
  • Leveraging the site's location at the edge of the parking lot, the building is sited to create a new drop off and public plaza connecting the campus to the gym and the entrance to the football field while providing an area for students to congregate.

KEY PARTICIPANTS

STRUCTURAL: Hohbach Lewin Inc, www.hohbach-lewin.com
LANDSCAPE: JCMiller Studio, www.jcmillerstudio.com
CONTRACTOR: WL Butler, www.wlbutler.com

K-12 EDUCATION

SEQUOIA HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (LEED PLATINUM)

INFO

PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: Sequoia Union High School District
LOCATION: Redwood City, California
SIZE: 18,000 Square Feet
COST: $7,900,000

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Sequoia High School in Redwood City has the distinction of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Antiquated gymnasium facilities hampered the athletic programs at the high school and a new gymnasium facility was needed. The school district required that the new building achieve the highest standards for energy consumption and sustainability.

The site, located to the southern edge of the campus, also served as a de-facto drop off and entrance to the high school campus and the football facilities. The existing drop off did not have a clear circulation pattern and traffic backed up before and after school and during special events onto the surrounding surface streets. The architects were asked to organize the entrance and drop off sequence as a part of the project.

HOW CAW DID THIS

  • Utilizing clearstory windows with translucent high-performance glazing allows diffuse natural light to filter into the gym, providing ample natural light without glare and reduces lighting needs by more than 70%
  • The entire roof surface uses a photovoltaic film to gather sun energy and generates 53% of the building's peak energy consumption helping to make this the first LEED Platinum public school building in the Bay Area.
  • Leveraging the site's location at the edge of the parking lot, the building is sited to create a new drop off and public plaza connecting the campus to the gym and the entrance to the football field while providing an area for students to congregate.

KEY PARTICIPANTS

STRUCTURAL: Hohbach Lewin Inc, www.hohbach-lewin.com
LANDSCAPE: JCMiller Studio, www.jcmillerstudio.com
CONTRACTOR: WL Butler, www.wlbutler.com

K-12 EDUCATION > SEQUOIA HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM (LEED PLATINUM)



  • PROJECT INFORMATION

    CLIENT: Sequoia Union High School District
    LOCATION: Redwood City, California
    SIZE: 18,000 Square Feet
    COST: $7,900,000

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    Sequoia High School in Redwood City has the distinction of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Antiquated gymnasium facilities hampered the athletic programs at the high school and a new gymnasium facility was needed. The school district required that the new building achieve the highest standards for energy consumption and sustainability.

    The site, located to the southern edge of the campus, also served as a de-facto drop off and entrance to the high school campus and the football facilities. The existing drop off did not have a clear circulation pattern and traffic backed up before and after school and during special events onto the surrounding surface streets. The architects were asked to organize the entrance and drop off sequence as a part of the project.

    HOW CAW DID THIS

    • Utilizing clearstory windows with translucent high-performance glazing allows diffuse natural light to filter into the gym, providing ample natural light without glare and reduces lighting needs by more than 70%
    • The entire roof surface uses a photovoltaic film to gather sun energy and generates 53% of the building's peak energy consumption helping to make this the first LEED Platinum public school building in the Bay Area.
    • Leveraging the site's location at the edge of the parking lot, the building is sited to create a new drop off and public plaza connecting the campus to the gym and the entrance to the football field while providing an area for students to congregate.

    KEY PARTICIPANTS

    STRUCTURAL: Hohbach Lewin Inc, www.hohbach-lewin.com
    LANDSCAPE: JCMiller Studio, www.jcmillerstudio.com
    CONTRACTOR: WL Butler, www.wlbutler.com