Davidson Middle School

New Two-Story STEM Building

San Rafael, CA

Davidson Middle School’s new STEM Building is an integrated hub for the school’s forward-thinking science and math disciplines. Designed to accommodate rapid enrollment growth, the modern and flexible two-story modular building includes ten science labs, six prep rooms, restrooms, an electrical and mechanical room, science courtyard and outdoor classroom spaces. The consolidated space accomplishes the District’s desire for increased opportunity for students and teachers to work, learn and share ideas collaboratively.

The building itself serves as a teaching mechanism with exposed structural, mechanical and electrical components where appropriate, promoting student interest in design and building. The facility includes abundant natural lighting and access to fresh air, energy-efficient lighting and mechanical systems, low-flow plumbing systems and drought tolerant landscaping, prioritizing sustainability and occupant wellness. Utilizing an efficient modular design, the project team was able to deliver the project within a tight budget and small site.

Making a Difference
Davidson Middle School’s science and math programs now have a centralized hub for learning and collaboration. The modern and sustainable facility positively impacts students and teachers beyond traditional classes, utilizing building elements as a teaching tool and incorporating outdoor spaces and natural lighting to promote a healthy environment.

School District
X Unified School District

Size
14,796 sq.ft. (New Construction)

Completion Date
January 2020

Final Construction Cost
$11.85M

Features

Middle School
New Construction
Modular
Science Labs

Awards

2020 Top Real Estate Award | North Bay Business Journal