The new signature building at Mira Loma High School, located within San Juan Unified School District, wrapped up construction on time for the 2020-2021 school year, but staff and students had to wait until just over a week ago to see the building in person due to COVID-19 restrictions. Delivered and constructed by DPR Construction in the fast-paced, design-build delivery model, this new science building replaces the 1960’s sciences labs and creates a state-of-the-art science facility that supports the high school’s nationally ranked Science Olympiad team and a rigorous Baccalaureate program.
Have a look at the exciting video below, completed for the 2020 AIA Central Valley Event, Design | Access, which gives an in-depth and behind the scenes look at exciting new projects in our region.
The building is two-stories and 32,000 square feet, with ten labs, a rooftop outdoor learning patio and an interior commons with amphitheater seating to not only serve the campus, but the community as well. The use of dynamic glass for shading and security concerns is incorporated throughout, as is the concept of “science on display” where the building is also used as a teaching tool and an opportunity to share science concepts throughout the building.
We are thrilled that students are now able to safely return to campus (with safety protocols and schedule modifications) and finally be able to experience their new signature building!