San Benito High School

New Science & Robotics Lab Building

Hollister, CA

San Benito High School’s Science and Robotics Lab is a state-of-the-art classroom building designed to serve the school’s growing population and progressive academic programs. Comprised of 12 science labs, a Robotics Shop, and prep and support spaces, the two-story building utilized a completely customized version of QKA’s prefabricated building solution, Folia, allowing the project to meet the District’s specific needs and accelerated schedule. Modifications to Folia’s design resulted in a layout and footprint that accommodates both the science classroom and single-story Robotics Shop, as well as an exterior that matches the Mission Style architecture of the rest of the campus.

Ultimately delivered 12 months ahead of a traditional design and construction project, the use of Folia’s prototype also had the benefits of incorporating its many sustainable features. The new Science and Robotics Lab Building complies with Cal Green and CA Energy Code Requirements, includes energy efficient systems, materials selected to decrease indoor air pollution, and is solar ready.

Making a Difference
Hollister’s singular and well-attended high school now enjoys specialized facilities to match its advanced science and robotics offerings.
"The San Benito High School Science and Robotics Center is such a remarkable building. I am sure it will become one of the premiere learning environments on the Central Coast."
- Shawn Tennenbaum, Superintendent, San Benito HSD

School District
San Benito School District

Size
27,000 sq.ft. (New Construction

Completion Date
November 2019

Final Construction Cost
$16.6M

Features

High School
New Construction
Folia
Science Lab
Robotics
Makerspace