Cupertino High School

New Two-Story Science Laboratory & Classroom Buildings

Cupertino, CA

To support the need for new program space and growing enrollment at Cupertino High School (CHS), Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) embarked on a project to replace an outdated and inefficient single-story classroom building and maximize the real estate of the under-utilized space on which it stood. The District started with a conventional custom-designed building, but QKA’s Folia building solution was ultimately chosen because it accomplished Cupertino’s program needs while being more cost-effective.

Two, two-story, L-shaped Folia classroom buildings and one two-story custom science lab building leveraging Folia system efficiencies, were proposed. Together, the buildings include 22 classrooms, a makerspace, and six state-of-the-art 1,600 square feet science labs, all connected via balconies and arranged around an outdoor courtyard, ideal for additional collaboration space.

This project quickly took shape and was completed a full school year earlier than had FUHSD embarked on a traditional, site-built custom construction project. The result has provided the students and faculty at CHS with an optimal 21st century teaching & learning environment.

Making a Difference
Utilizing the Folia prefabricated building system allowed Cupertino High School to add a multitude of new state-of-the-art, flexible spaces, including 22 classrooms, a makerspace and six science labs, supporting project-based and collaborative learning.
"The Folia classroom building was the perfect solution to both our budgetary and classroom capacity problems. The building was constructed in just 12 months at 85% of the cost of a traditional building. This project completely transformed the school by replacing the most poorly utilized building on campus with 29 beautiful, state-of-the-art classrooms."
- Graham Clark, Associate Superintendent, Fremont UHSD

School District
Fremont Union High School District

40,300 sq.ft. (New Construction)

Completion Date
February 2018

Final Construction Cost


High School
New Construction
Science Lab


2019 Green Leadership Award | Green Technology

2018 Industry Award – Most Innovative Project | American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE)

2018 Structures Award for Innovation | Silicon Valley Business Journal

2018 Merit Award | American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Redwood Empire