CSDA recently completed a master plan for the Kentfield School District in Kentfield, CA, to prepare the District for anticipated growth funded by a $30 million bond. The District consists of two schools, one elementary school and one middle school. Transparency and respect for community values are very important to the District. CSDA honored these needs by incorporating a visible and proactive outreach program.
Several schemes were considered in balancing student loading, safety and security needs and planning for anticipated increase in enrollment. The final master plan was approved by the school bond in June 2015.
Following the Board’s approval of the Master Plan in 2009, CSDA was retained to design new facilities to achieve LEED Silver equivalency. The new facilities designed and recently constructed include: an admissions/alumni center, multi-use auditorium, and multi-use, regulation-sized baseball and soccer fields.
The Hanna Boys Center project involved CSDA working with the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Founded in 1949, Hanna Boys Center is situated on a 170-acre campus in rural Sonoma County. As one of the Northern California’s most successful residential treatment centers, Hanna provides 120 at-risk boys an opportunity to turn their lives around. Hanna offers a home and treatment services to boys 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, and educational services for grades 7-12.
The final draft of a 10-year campus Master Plan was completed by CSDA and approved by the Hanna Board of Trustees on December 8, 2008. The Master Plan detailed strategies for facility upgrades, complete renovations, new buildings, and recreational facilities required to meet the current and future needs of the campus.
Phase 1 of the Master Plan included the following major elements: upgrade main entry and entry road; new 7,800sf admission/alumni center; new 11,100sf multi-use auditorium; new multi-use artificial turf baseball field; and seismic upgrades for the chapel, gym, and wood shop. Phases 2 through 4 included complete renovation of the dining facility, a new learning center and added classrooms, main quad renovation and new amphitheater, two new group homes, parking, guest house, renovation and additions to the gymnasium, renovation of the multi-use field and residential cottages, and a new 4-H facility.
Established in 1951, Bishop O’Dowd High School is a recognized leader in college preparatory education. With a vision of maintaining this leadership into the 21st century, CSDA was selected to develop a comprehensive Master Plan with detailed strategies for future modernizations, complete renovations, new buildings, and recreational facilities.
CSDA developed the Master Plan to meet current and future needs of the school, with an existing enrollment capacity of 1,125 students. The plan had several phases and incorporated strategies to design/construct new facilities and modernize existing buildings over a period of 10-15 years.
The first phases were focused on the modernization of 28 classrooms and four science labs, the seismic retrofit of an existing gymnasium, and the addition of two environmental classroom labs. Future phases included a new athletic center, student center, cafeteria, chapel, counseling center and administration building and renovations/additions to existing buildings.
Working closely with facility staff and community stakeholders CSDA recently completed a needs analysis and campus master plan for the International School of Krakow in Krakow, Poland. In anticipation of a 20% increase in enrollment (250 students to 300 students) the entire site was analyzed to understand existing conditions and identify special needs.
The final master plan presents a comprehensive layout (two new buildings joining two modernized buildings) to form a campus quadrangle. This new complex presents an inspiring new campus identity and provides facilities that support 21st century education principles.