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Hayward Unified School District STEAM Buildings

CSDA is conducting programming meetings to plan and design three new Science Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) buildings for Hayward Unified School District(HUSD). While many K-12 Districts in California are reconfiguring existing facilities to better support STEAM curriculum, HUSD’s buildings are one of the few STEAM new construction projects in the Bay Area.

New Project: International School of Latvia

CSDA competed Internationally with 21 design firms and was selected to prepare a master plan for the International School of Latvia (ISL) in Riga, Latvia. While the facility was built only five years ago, ISL has experienced a significant increase in enrollment thus creating the need for an updated campus master plan. Additionally, ISL is

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CSDA Provides Sound Insulation Services for City of Inglewood Sound Insulation Program

CSDA provides acoustical services for the City of Inglewood Residential Sound Insulation Program.

Creating a Community Through Education: A Case Study on Vaughn Next Century Learning Center

Studies show that students perform better, stay in school longer, and enroll in higher level programs when parents, family and community members are involved in their education. CSDA has worked closely with the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center charter school campus and their renowned founder, Dr. Yvonne Chan, in designing buildings that serve not just

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Victoria Yau – Outstanding Mentor 2015 Nominee for the Engineering News-Record/Architecture Construction Engineering Mentor Program

What does it mean to be recognized as an outstanding mentor? For Victoria Yau, Job Captain at CSDA, it has been a humbling experience. “I’m grateful,” she said. “It was unexpected, but it’s nice to be acknowledged by my peers at such a high level.” Earlier this year Victoria was nominated for the ENR/ACE Outstanding

Architecture Day for ACE Students

CSDA staff recently facilitated a successful mentorship event for ACE’s Architecture Day. The event, held at CSDA’s San Francisco office, included an overview of the architecture profession, client/consultant relationship communication, and a workshop for students to apply their knowledge to a real case study. Through the workshop, students were able to gain hands-on experience and

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Mike Schöen to Speak at 2015 CCSA Conference

The 22nd annual California Charter School Association (CCSA) conference will be held in Sacramento on March 16-19, 2015. This year’s conference theme is “One Movement Many Voices.” Mike Schöen, Sr. Associate of CSDA Design Group, will be leading a presentation on how the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center has made a positive impact on the

Randy DeVoto Panelist at 2015 AAIE Conference

The 49th annual Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) conference was held in San Francisco on February 9-11, 2015. This year’s conference theme was “From the Creative to the Practical: Exploring Ways for International Schools to Be the Safest, Most Dynamic Learning Communities.” Randy DeVoto, Principal of CSDA Design Group, was a panelist along

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Happy Holidays from CSDA!

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season, from the CSDA team. For 2014, we are proud to donate to the following organizations: Kentfield Invests in Kids Kentfield, CA Para Los Ninos Los Angeles, CA Voices for Children San Diego, CA

Seismic Safety and San Francisco’s Private Schools

Due to growing concerns regarding the earthquake risk and San Francisco’s private schools, City supervisors recently approved a law requiring seismic evaluations of all private schools in the City and County of San Francisco. This law is the first of its kind in California. It will require approximately 120 private schools to complete seismic evaluations

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