CSDA is currently providing architectural and engineering services for a new two-story building that will house six (6) learning pods (equivalent to 12 classrooms), health and administrative offices, media/literacy center, teacher workroom and cooking cafeteria. This new building represents CSDA’s goal to assist the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in providing their community, staff, and students with an inspiring new building to call “home”.
CSDA is currently providing architectural and engineering design services at the Vaughn Next Learning Center MIT Middle School for a new classroom building to
replace the existing classroom building. The new building is intended to serve the growing student population of Vaughn’s MIT Middle School. The new Type II-B
building consists of a three-story building with 21 regular classrooms, 1 music room, and 1 multi-purpose room.
Vaughn Next Learning Center VISA High School campus is expanding its campus with the addition of an Arts Center. The building is intended to serve the growing
student population of VISA High School as new academic expansion space for music and health education. The two-story building will be located on the existing
parking lot adjacent to the main building. The building entry faces the main building to create a sense of a cohesive high school campus. On the ground floor, we have
a health classroom and music classroom. On the second floor, we have two open concept (POD) classrooms.
The new two-story Administration and Theater building will provide the campus with a new identity and connection to the community. The center lobby serves as both the school’s main entrance for visitors and theater guests. The south wing houses administration and student support services on the first floor and classroom space on the second. The north wing houses a multi-use theater with retractable stadium seating for 300, a floor level stage and full lighting and audio visual systems. The theater is flanked by dressing rooms, a drama classroom and backstage area. The boomerang shape of the building creates an intimate court yard interior to the campus for outdoor gathering and performance activities.
CSDA also provided acoustical designs for the building, with specific attention focused on the performing arts spaces. A detailed analysis of room acoustics, sounds isolation, and HVAC noise/vibration reduction was performed. Designs to enhance speech intelligibility, while retaining the theater’s musicality, were provided. Sound isolation recommendations were tailored to provide a high level of noise reduction between the theater and adjacent spaces.
CSDA provided architectural design services for a new physical education building as well as a new multi-purpose room, lunch pavilion and student store on an existing campus.
The new physical education building, houses two regulation basketball courts, a volleyball court, fitness center, a classroom, storage, locker rooms with adjacent offices, conference room and storage facilities. The second building houses a new multi-purpose room with a performing arts stage, a lunch pavilion with a full kitchen and indoor and outdoor seating and an adjacent student store.
Construction was phased to allow use of the previously existing physical education building. A prominent set of terraced and landscaped steps was constructed to tie in the new physical education building to the existing campus. This also doubles as an outdoor learning space for class gatherings and extracurricular activities. Additionally, we provided infrastructure for Photovoltaic systems on both building roofs, as well as shade structures for the new adjacent parking areas.