Construction is making significant progress at East Avenue Middle School in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District where the project, broken out into phases, focuses on creating 21st-century learning environments by replacing 65-year old classroom buildings, modernizing existing classrooms, renovating an outdated administration building and creating new outdoor spaces. In addition to new learning environments to help give the school a new identity, the project will also cover a full transformation of the parking lot and the ‘face’ of the school, through the addition of a simple screen wall and designated waiting areas.
The first and second phase of the project has just recently wrapped up, with construction lasting just 12 months and finishing ahead of schedule. The first phase consisted of site and underground work, and phase two includes a two-story building consisting of 16 classrooms with two larger flexible classrooms to house the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program and Art. Because the school’s mascot is a dolphin, the building also contains an ocean theme.
Phase three, the modernization of an existing classroom wing and administrative building, along with a newly designed, quad began in April. Now that the two-story classroom building is complete and all the teachers have moved in, the demolition of three existing classroom wings has began to pave the way for a brand new quad. The new quad will have various physical education courts and an outdoor gathering/dining area making it the most significant transformational phase on the project.
We are so excited to have this building come to fruition! Stay tuned on the blog for more construction progress happening at East Avenue Middle School as this project wraps up!