Center for the Arts & SciencesCenter for the Arts & Sciences
Fine Arts Courtyard Fine Arts Courtyard
Lobby and Recognition WallLobby and Recognition Wall
Biology Clasroom/Lecture LabBiology Clasroom/Lecture Lab
Physics Classroom/Lecture LabPhysics Classroom/Lecture Lab
Art Room (2D and 3D)Art Room (2D and 3D)
Academic ResourcesAcademic Resources
Junipero Serra High School The Center for Arts & Sciences and Aquatics Center
  • Best K-12 Project, ENR California
Center for the Arts & SciencesFine Arts Courtyard Lobby and Recognition WallBiology Clasroom/Lecture LabPhysics Classroom/Lecture LabArt Room (2D and 3D)Academic Resources
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Junipero Serra High School The Center for Arts & Sciences and Aquatics Center
San Mateo, CA
  • Best K-12 Project, ENR California
  • Citation Award, AIA San Mateo County
The second phase of a four-phase master plan created by RATCLIFF, the Phase II project involves a new Center for the Arts and Sciences and an Aquatics Facility. Located in the heart of the campus, this phase replaces existing facilities and becomes a new focal point for the school where unique programs for art, music and sciences come together under one roof.

The Paseo, the buildings new entry court, provides much needed multi-functional outdoor gathering space. On the ground floor, the music classroom is designed to enrich the music program by providing space that meets its various acoustical and spatial requirements. The 2D and 3D art classrooms, also on the ground floor, have large sliding doors that open up onto the Fine Arts Courtyard. Five science classrooms are situated on the upper floor and incorporate new technology and a layout that supports the expanded science curriculum required for graduation and continuation on to college. A 25yd x 38m pool for competitive swimming and water polo incorporates a shallower zone for summer youth programs and is located adjacent to the building. New locker facilities and areas for pool equipment and storage are also part of this phase. Future phases of the master plan include a classroom wing renovation, cafeteria replacement, and upgrades to the existing gym and chapel.