DUBLIN HIGH SCHOOL
NEW ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE BUILDING
Dublin school opens much-anticipated new science, engineering building. $31.5 million building was funded by voter-approved measures.
-- San Jose Mercury News
New ideas are often the result of long-term tinkering and experimentation. Novel visions rarely arise as a single flash of insight, but rather come about as a continuous and deliberate exploration of old hunches and new experiences.
This new STEM building at Dublin High School provides individual storage areas for student projects –think of them as mini-garages, giving students a stable and long-term area where they may experiment with and develop new ideas. Personal project storage spaces such as these are often an overlooked component in the design of traditional STEM buildings.
After multiple design meetings with Dublin USD, Dublin High School, and their staff, dsk found that two basic types of classrooms were needed –a Computer Programming lab and an Engineering lab, designed to be flexible enough to serve the additional STEM courses.
The new science and engineering building includes 11 classrooms, 3 lab classrooms, shop areas, and a larger lecture room. The new building also includes a fitness room, for the athletic department, and a maintenance shop, for the facilities department. It was imperative that the construction of this new building did not interfere with the school’s schedule, and the students’ learning. dsk architects coordinated the construction schedule to ensure a smooth transition by providing 27 temporary classrooms for students.
Other spaces included storage for course-needed supplies, both in shared rooms and rooms central to the Academy, and unique manufacturing spaces for the CIM courses.
In the end, a 47,090 sf, 3-story engineering and science classroom building was designed to allow personalized exploration in engineering design.
Dublin Unified School District
8151 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA