Phase 3 Modernization
Sowers Middle School
The Sowers Middle School Reconstruction project consists of the full replacement of the existing campus to accommodate a complete transformation into a next generation learning environment. The original campus, built in the early 1970’s, was designed as “pods” to facilitate the open classroom concepts that were popular at that time.
The design incorporates all the hallmarks of next generation learning, including “hub” type circulation, a student union and multi-front, adaptable classrooms, with a safe and secure central quad. The spaces utilize extensive natural light and feature operable elements to blur the outside with the in, taking advantage of the splendid Huntington Beach weather.
The student union serves as a social center for student life with a variety of collaborative seating, areas to present and a food service element. The roll-up doors enable direct access to outdoor seating and the space features a variety of technology and power for connection to wireless devices.
The STEM academy consists of three main spaces, including a fabrication lab, technology lab and student presentation/lecture area. Each area within the STEM lab contains adaptable furniture to allow for flexible teaching environments, a variety of different activities and individualized learning modalities to support several instructional approaches.
The gymnasium/multi-use building consists of a main basketball court with four practice courts that can also be used for volleyball. The courts are complemented with a stage centered on the axis of the courts to allow maximum visibility.
MASTER PLANNED CONSTRUCTION BUDGET
ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION COST
* Approved GMP (project is currently under construction)