By SCN Staff
SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Along with community members, staff, students and members of the project team, Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) celebrated the completion of its new District Office and Adult School Building earlier this week. The new facility introduces 27,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art education, administrative and support spaces and replaces a previous building that needed extensive structural repairs. Designed and built by long-time project partners Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) and Blach Construction (Blach), the new building includes a multimedia “District History” display in the main lobby, showcasing FUHSD’s nearly 100 years of educating the community.
Combining the FUHSD District Office and Adult School under one roof, the new facility provides an enhanced work environment for staff, faculty and students, alike. The District Office features new offices, professional/continuing education rooms and a new board room for public meetings. The portion of the building dedicated to the Adult School includes administration space and flexible classrooms designed to support a range of course offerings, such as English as a Second Language (ESL), GED preparation and citizenship preparation.
Driven by FUHSD’s desire to foster a greater connection to its schools and community at-large, the project team commissioned an exhibit house to deliver a historic display, prominently located in the building’s lobby. The unique installation uses physical and digital media to feature student work and the District’s significant, nearly 100-year history.
“Our ongoing partnership with FUHSD has allowed us a deep understanding of its mission of connection to its schools and community,” said QKA President and Principal Aaron Jobson. “It is gratifying to know that the District and community now have greatly enhanced spaces to support learning and operations, and we look forward to watching as history continues to be made here.”
The new FUHSD District Office and Adult School was funded in part by the community-supported Bond Measure CC. It was designed to meet or exceed all requirements of the California Green Building and Energy Codes and features energy efficient mechanical equipment, low-VOC materials, stormwater filtration and sustainable landscaping. Now fully open and home to all administrative operations, the District is excited to present this new resource to the FUHSD community.