The three-story Innovation Center features stacked STREAM disciplines and provides a contextual campus fitThe three-story Innovation Center features stacked STREAM disciplines and provides a contextual campus fit
Operable fins allow for daylight and views while also providing for energy savingsOperable fins allow for daylight and views while also providing for energy savings
A connective stair allows access to the STREAM courtyard focused on outdoor education and campus connectivityA connective stair allows access to the STREAM courtyard focused on outdoor education and campus connectivity
Radiant heated science classroom featuring LED lighting and flexible furnishingsRadiant heated science classroom featuring LED lighting and flexible furnishings
Science classroom in lab format with research based finshes aimed at flexibility, accessibility and durabilityScience classroom in lab format with research based finshes aimed at flexibility, accessibility and durability
Science classroom in lecture format with daylighting, different modes of projection and moveable furnitureScience classroom in lecture format with daylighting, different modes of projection and moveable furniture
Robotics classroom configured for all in one access featuring overhead power, moveable tables and a unistrut ceiling systemRobotics classroom configured for all in one access featuring overhead power, moveable tables and a unistrut ceiling system
De La Salle High School STREAM Innovation Center
The three-story Innovation Center features stacked STREAM disciplines and provides a contextual campus fitOperable fins allow for daylight and views while also providing for energy savingsA connective stair allows access to the STREAM courtyard focused on outdoor education and campus connectivityRadiant heated science classroom featuring LED lighting and flexible furnishingsScience classroom in lab format with research based finshes aimed at flexibility, accessibility and durabilityScience classroom in lecture format with daylighting, different modes of projection and moveable furnitureRobotics classroom configured for all in one access featuring overhead power, moveable tables and a unistrut ceiling system
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De La Salle High School STREAM Innovation Center
Concord, CA

As part of a phased, 20-year master plan produced by Ratcliff to support the school’s changing program and need for future expansion, Phase 2 encompasses the design of a new STREAM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art and Math) Innovation Center for the campus.

 

The 39,000 sf Center supports and enhances the interdisciplinary interaction of the Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art and Math departments. Although each classroom is specifically designed for its program, the project creates spaces both inside and out that provide blended, collaborative project opportunities. These physical relationships encourage synergies between different disciplines with opportunities for sharing space, tools, equipment—and most importantly, ideas. Interactive spaces also support the faculty, with collocated department offices and conference rooms adjacent to teaching spaces, where faculty can share ideas and engage with students.

 

The Center provides a contemporary interpretation of the existing campus brick vernacular by introducing metal panel and operable sunshades in its design expression. The building design is also a learning tool for students that highlights sustainable strategies, such as exposed thermal mass and radiant conditioning, operable sunshades that track the sun over the course of the day, and displays that monitor building energy use and achieved efficiency.

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