Kent Middle School modernization in Sonoma Valley wins Top Real Estate Projects in the North Bay for 2018

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Kent Middle School modernization

800 College Ave., Kentfield

Start: June 2107

Completion: August 2018

Owner: Kentfield School District

www.kentfieldschools.org

Estimated cost: $9.3 million

Financing: 2015 Sonoma Valley Measure D bond

General contractor: Lathrop Construction Associates, Benicia

Architecture: Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, Santa Rosa

The Kent Middle School makeover involved construction of new facilities and modernization of existing buildings at this 550-student school in Marin County. Armed with funds from the passage of Measure D in 2015, the school district turned to Quatrrocchi Kwok Architects’ Aaron Jobson and Lyanne Schuster to explore and execute its vision.

According to Katy Fishman with QKA, “New outdoor spaces were also created throughout the campus for student learning and informal gathering. New rooms replaced existing, noncompliant facilities, and increased natural light and updated technology were added to the classrooms.”

Construction included a new administration building in front of the school, creating a more welcoming and secure access to campus, along with the addition of restrooms and a music building with spaces for science, art and music.

The existing administration building, essentially hidden from view in the middle of the campus, was converted into three classrooms and two counseling offices.

The old music classroom was converted back into a functioning science laboratory.

The new construction activities involved 4,400 square feet of space, with modernization and renovation encompassing another 35,000 square feet. The school was in use throughout the project.

Kent Middle School modernization

800 College Ave., Kentfield

Start: June 2107

Completion: August 2018

Owner: Kentfield School District

www.kentfieldschools.org

Estimated cost: $9.3 million

Financing: 2015 Sonoma Valley Measure D bond

General contractor: Lathrop Construction Associates, Benicia

Architecture: Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, Santa Rosa

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