St. Francis Performing Arts Center, Mountain View, CA
Construction of this new, “state of the art”, 450–seat Performing Arts Center, designed by HMC Architects, was completed in 2009. The fly-space can accommodate as many as thirty set changes; the orchestra pit platform has been designed with hydraulic lifts; also included in the program is an intricate network of catwalks, lighting platforms and custom designed suspended acoustic baffles. Those features all combine to give St. Francis High School’s award winning Fine Arts department an opportunity to feature first rate productions of the highest possible caliber.
Capuchino High School, New Classroom Buildings, San Mateo, CA
Hohbach-Lewin provided the structural design for this new $25M two-story classroom and administration building designed by Bill Gould Design for San Mateo Union High School District. This project was the first phase of a $60M campus renovation project. Subsequent phases (currently under construction) include another new classroom building, and extensive theater remodeled, voluntary seismic upgrades and a new career technology building.
Abraham Lincoln High School, San Francisco, CA
The project included a new $15M, two-story steel moment resisting frame building which replaces 26 tired and time worn re-locatable buildings and bungalows, which dated back to WWII and were sorely in need of replacement. San Francisco Unified School District wanted to provide current and future generations of San Francisco students with state of the art facilities which adhered to the very latest principles of sustainable design. Levy Design Partners and their consultants responded with a two story building carefully situated on the campus to take full advantage of the unique micro climate and solar exposure opportunities of this San Francisco Sunset district location. By employing sunscreens, side fins, manual and motorized black out shades and strategically designed overhangs on the southern exposures, along with an innovative displacement ventilation mechanical system, the project was able to achieve 29 points under the CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) program making this site among the first SFUSD school sites to achieve CHPS certification.
Photos by Levy Design Partners.
Sequoia High School Gymnasium, Redwood City, CA
Redwood City based General Contractor, W.L. Butler is moving the construction of the new Sequoia High School gymnasium forward at a rapid clip. With its highly visible location on the south side of the historic Sequoia High School Campus, this Cody Anderson Wasney designed project is destined to become a Redwood City landmark. The new gymnasium, designed to seat the entire 1400 person student body, has been designed to achieve USGBC LEED Gold status.
Rooftop photovoltaics will generate 53% of the building’s peak energy consumption; the central skylight monitor will provide 70% of the daytime lighting requirements.
Lincoln High School, Modernization & New Buildings, San Jose, CA
The modernization scope renovated the Theater Building, while the new construction included a new two story classroom building, a new storage building, and two unique sculptured free standing steel framed shade entry structures.
Berryessa Youth Center, San Jose, CA
A joint use protection development by the City of San Jose in collaboration with the Berryessa Union School District; this 20,000 square foot facility includes a 1,200 seat gymnasium, three classroom size activity rooms, conference rooms and Administrative Offices. The project architect was HMC architects.
La Entrada MS Gymnasium, Menlo Park, CA
This 10,000 square foot high school sized gymnasium was designed utilizing long span steel trusses for roof framing members and special concentric braced frames for the lateral system. The building also incorporated classrooms and teachers’ offices. Construction was completed in December 2005.
Fremont High School Modernization & Expansion, Sunnyvale, CA
In addition to a campus-wide modernization project at Sunnyvale’s Fremont High School, Hohbach-Lewin provided the structural design for the new library, pool house and music building, added to provide educational spaces customized for the specialized needs of the faculty and students.