HEALDSBURG — Healdsburg High School was in need of modernized learning spaces for career technical education (CTE) for the arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs.
In June 2012, the Healdsburg community overwhelmingly approved Measure E, a $35 million bond initiative to modernize and improve facilities on the local high school campus located at 1024 Prince Ave.
As part of a multiphase project, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) modernized and transformed two existing classroom wings with a total of 14,455 square feet. The first wing was converted to serve as a new culinary arts center. Adjacent to the kitchen, students work in gardens, orchards and with livestock associated with on site “farm to table” studies.
The second modernization upgrade included a fine and applied arts wing featuring two art classrooms and a digital arts lab with a large green room for video recording, a sound room, and two recording studios.
In addition, QKA designed a by 9,616-square-foot STEM science building with three science labs, prep rooms, and an engineering and construction lab with a covered outdoor work space.
With the completion of the CTE spaces, phase 2 included the demolition of 72,881 square feet of unneeded old science wings to make room for the development of a new campus entry plaza for student gatherings, a new entrance hallway with floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as outdoor learning spaces that adjoin to interior study areas. This phase also involved the building of a new conference room, a new staff meeting room and various classroom renovations and the addition of 80-inch high-definition TV monitors in every classroom to facilitate instruction.
The main building’s heating, air conditioning and roof were also replaced.
Site development was designed to conserve water by reducing irrigation requirements. Along with other improvements, campus energy consumption was reduced through lighting controls that adjust to daylight contributions, high efficiency light fixtures and mechanical units. In addition, much needed IT and exterior finishing improvements were completed campuswide.
Healdsburg High School Classroom Modernization
COST: $22.9 Million
CONTRACTOR: Lathrop Construction Associates
ARCHITECT: Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
FINANCING: Measure E Local School Bond Funding
COMPLETED: May 1, 2016