Situated at a prominent corner of the site, where two main roads intersect on the northern edge of downtown, the New Student Union serves as a dynamic link between the school and the community, enriching their shared value and contribution. It is an inviting "gateway" to downtown Morgan Hill, captivating everyone passing by. Inside, the design creates an immersive and vibrant space that remains bustling throughout the day, showcasing the vibrant educational environment. The second-floor Media Center and the double-height Cafe space seamlessly connect through a striking study pod, fostering visual activity and cementing a strong bond with the community. Acting as a complementary element to the Student Union, the Administration renovation proudly represents the school campus's new identity to the public while serving as a fresh gateway for the school community. This project creates a cohesive and innovative space that benefits everyone involved by transforming administrative services and student support spaces into a traditional classroom wing building.
Project Name: Britton MS Student Union & Admin
Client Name: ATS Air
Address: 80 W Central Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Size: 24,430 sqft.
Property Owner: Morgan Hill Unified School District
Date: 11/1/23 - 3/30/23
Duration of Project: 6 months
From the outset of the project, it became apparent that certain members of the coordination team lacked familiarity with the intricacies of a well-executed MEP coordination process. Key information regarding local practices, including interpretations of plumbing and energy codes, was noticeably absent.
Communication was crucial throughout the project, emphasizing exchanging valuable insights and exploring inventive concepts to optimize the process and enhance productivity. Moreover, promptly conveying information to the project management team and engaging in conversations with the field team to grasp local requirements and preferences were pivotal in guaranteeing a successful result.
The client was provided with an extensive array of plans that effectively tackled a substantial portion of constructability concerns and guaranteed seamless buildability.