Kent Middle School

Middle School Reconfiguration

Kentfield, CA

With the passing of the 2015 Measure D Bond, Kentfield School District used the funds to reconfigure the existing middle school campus via modernization and new construction.

A major part of the project included a new administration office at the front of the school to create a welcoming and secure entry into the campus. The original administration office – hidden in the middle of campus – was then converted into three classrooms and two counseling offices. The other main component of the project was providing an adequate space for music education, as the only space available for use was a repurposed science classroom that did not meet the needs of the students. The new music building has ample space for choir and instrumental practice, and is equipped with the appropriate acoustical properties for effective study. With the new music building in place, the old classroom was converted back into a functioning science laboratory.

Lastly, new outdoor spaces were created throughout the campus for student learning and informal gathering, new student restrooms replaced the existing non-compliant facilities, and increased natural light and updated technology were added to all classrooms.

"The spaces designed by QKA, particularly the new music classroom, exceeded expectations. A highly collaborative process has resulted in beautiful and functional environments for learning."
- Liz Schott, Former Superintendent, Kentfield SD

School District
Kentfield School District

Size
4,400 sq.ft. (New Construction)
35,000 sq.ft. (Modernization)

Completion Date
August 2018

Final Construction Cost
$9.3M

Features

Middle School
New Construction
Modernization
Administration
Music

Awards

2018 Real Estate Project of the Year | North Bay Business Journal