The Marin County Office of Education hired JL Modular to build a new continuation school campus on their current grounds. The four-building campus was built utilizing modular construction, but had several custom elements such as a curved roof and clerestory roof frames. The exterior of the building was clad with plaster and Hardie siding. Each building has large lower windows, clerestory windows, and solatubes to provide ample natural daylight. Large canopies and sunshades are provided at each doorway and at sun facing windows.
The classroom interiors are large, light, and bright and four of the classrooms are connected with a series of glass partitions and operable partitions to open up into one large classroom for collaborative learning. The campus was built to a high-performance modular spec and utilized natural daylighting and controls, reduced water usage, energy efficient HVAC systems, enhanced insulation, and recycled materials.
San Leandro New 9th Grade Campus
Location: San Leandro, CA
Client: San Leandro Unified School District
Architect: WLC Architects
Construction of a new three building campus on a 2.6 acre site designed to house 800+ students. The campus consists of a three story steel frame classroom, administration/library building, a tilt up concrete kitchen building. A free standing, covered walkway and outdoor seating area connects the three buildings. Project is CHPS certified.
SCOE Community School
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Client: Sonoma County Office of Education
Architect: Persinger Architects
The SCOE Community School is a new campus consisting of two new classroom wings built to form an interior courtyard and play area. JLM constructed the new buildings utilizing slab on grade modular buildings with a site built metal stud wall with custom curved track tops between each classroom to give the campus a Southwestern look. The landscaping was completed with palm trees, succulents, and desert tone pavers and plaster to complete the look.
The Community School included administrative offices, a warming kitchen, gymnasium, child care, and classrooms. The metal roofs had Solatubes for natural daylight and thin film solar panels to provide the majority of the school’s power. The project was built to LEED requirements, but certification was not pursued by the District.