In April 2007, the William S. Hart Union High School District approached Flewelling & Moody with the need to modernise their flagship campus. Hart High School's facilities date to the early 1950s, and other than a gymnasium built following the Northridge earthquake in 1994, the site had not seen modernization, and had not seen significant new construction since the mid 1970s.
In extensive consultations with District and site administration, instructional staff and our consultants, Phase I of the project developed into a modernization of 7 of the classroom buildings onsite, provision of a new 7-lab Modular Science building, a Band Room Addition to the Auditorium, site-wide fire alarm, new restrooms and extensive IT infrastructure upgrades.
Wherever possible, daylighting was provided to classrooms, using high clerestory windows and solatube skylights. Nora rubber flooring and Interface carpet tile provided the opportunity for coordinating floor patterns in classrooms and hallways. Thin brick on the Bandroom addition was produced using the same equipment as the brick original to the 1950 Auditorium, enabling a precise match between old and new structures. Perhaps the most gratifying aspect of the project is the pride the students, staff and community take in the new spaces.
Project Role: Job Captain/Architect & Construction Administration Lead.
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Location: Newhall, CA, US