Location: Hollister, CA
Square Feet: 75,000
Hollister School District’s newest school will provide 21st Century learning and flexibility to approximately 850 TK-8th grade students. Built on a 12 acre site, the new two-story school consists of an administration building, library/media center, thirty-five classrooms, a playground, ball courts, and turf fields. Initially, three classrooms will be used as a warming kitchen and multi-purpose room until a permanent cafeteria is built in a later phase. The site is separated into three tiers. The buildings sit prominently on the first tier, the play courts are on the second, and the sports fields are on the lower tier. This project used permanent modular construction techniques, which combine the form and function of traditional site-built construction with the speed and cost efficiency of the modular construction process. The steel-framed buildings were prefabricated in modular sections off-site that were transported to the site, erected and finished. This method helped shorten the overall construction schedule and keep costs down.