New Construction

C.W. Driver Completes $52.5M K–8 School in California

Builder C.W. Driver Companies recently announced that it has completed construction on a $52.5-million K–8 campus in Irvine, Calif. The new Solis Park School campus measures in at 108,000 square feet and is currently welcoming students in grades K–5, according to a news release.

The seven-building campus features amenities like a child-care facility and commissary, as well as educational environments and features “designed to foster discovery, curiosity, collaboration, and innovation,” the news release reports. Other amenities include an innovation lab for engineering, video production, and robotics; a design lab; dedicated science and music classrooms; dedicated space for special education; and multiple outdoor learning spaces. Physical education classes will take place in a fitness center and an indoor gym.

“We have a strong passion for building schools at C.W. Driver knowing that our work will provide children a safe and modern place to learn for many years to come,” said C.W. Driver Companies project executive Tom Jones. “The Irvine USD schools are absolutely beautiful; it’s with great pride we were included in their program.”

The news release also reports that the school was designed to meet CHPS (Collaborative for High-Performance Schools) criteria. CHPS’ goal is to increase student well-being and performance via facilities that are energy-efficient, healthy, and that subscribe to modern learning pedagogies.

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].