New School Construction

New Construction for Growing Mountain View Student Population

Mountain View High School and Los Altos High School celebrated the start of construction of new classroom buildings with a groundbreaking ceremony. The new construction, funded by a $295-million bond measure passed last year, will accommodate the California district’s rapidly growing student population. The buildings were designed by Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) and will be built by RGM Kramer Inc.

Mountain View High School

MVHS will add two new buildings totaling in 42,000 square-feet of new construction. The new two-story main classroom building will feature:

  • Four life-skills labs for Special Education students;
  • Expandable classrooms with movable walls;
  • Writable wall surfaces;
  • Small group break-out rooms; and a
  • Staff collaboration lounge.

A new single-story building will be for STEM classrooms including: two computer science classrooms, an engineering lab with 3D printing capabilities, a robotics lab and an electronics prototyping lab.

Los Altos High School

LAHS will gain a new auxiliary gymnasium and 23 new classrooms.

The general classroom building will include: a culinary arts classroom, several flexible learning spaces and a teacher collaboration room. A new lab building will include spaces for 3D printing, laser cutting, and an advanced computer lab.

Both campuses will pursue LEED-Silver certification and are designed to meet Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) standards.

About the Author

Yvonne Marquez is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].