Recent Projects

Central Plant Project

This $50M project includes the installation of a new central cooling plant, with an underground chilled water piping loop, upgrades to existing site gas, main electrical service, domestic water piping, sewer, and fire water systems. Also includes conversion of the HVAC system for eight existing buil...

Polytechnic HS Auditorium AB300 (seismic upgrade)

Upgrades to the $14M auditorium include seismic upgrades to existing structure, installation of a new elevator, wheel chair lifts,  new restrooms, stage lighting, plumbing, heating/air conditioning, fire alarm/sprinklers, boiler, ceiling, roofing, seating and interior finishes (drywall, paint, carpe...

Portable Village Swing Space Project

This $1.5M project includes installation of approximately 40,000 sq. ft. of temporary classrooms, lecture halls, and faculty/staff offices for future swing space to house students and faculty during the various phases of  building renovations. Modular buildings were purchased and leased  so that the...

Planetarium Upgrade & Restroom Addition Project

This $4.2M project includes renovating the existing Tessmann Planetarium, repurposing the existing office space to house the Santa Ana College Veteran’s Resource Center, enhancing the building exterior, HVAC replacement, and the addition of new restrooms. Exterior features include an industrial meta...

Dunlap Hall Addition & Alterations Project

This $13.5M project replaces the existing aging guardrails around the pedestrian walkways on all levels of Dunlap Hall, removes the old existing elevator and replaces it with a new dual elevator system on the exterior South side of the building, completely renovates the existing restrooms, and provi...

Parking Lot 11 Expansion, Road Improvements, & Retention Basin Project

This $9.3M project includes replacing the old soccer field with a new parking lot containing 330 stalls that includes new accessible ADA parking and electric car charging station. Enhancement of the storm drainage system to provide a retention system that will divert storm runoff back into the natur...

Ernest S. McBride, Sr. High School (ECATS)

The new $66.4M, 150,000 SF high school has 43 classrooms in seven buildings for a proposed school enrollment of 1,080 students. There is an administration building (with a library on the second floor), a science building, two multi-story classroom buildings, a gymnasium, lecture hall and food services facility. This CHPS high school has a high efficiency water cooler central plant, an energy management system, and a roof mounted photo voltaic system that may generate up to half of the facilities power needs. With deep overhangs to protect windows from Southern exposure, northern light, operable windows (electronically connected to HVAC), automatic dimming light fixtures and water conservation fixtures, the new high school targets many of the Green Building techniques.

Jessie Elwin Nelson Academy

The new $45M, 89,288 SF middle school has been designed for approximately 850 students in grades 6 to 8. The new school will have 31 classrooms, administration offices, a library/media center, gymnasium, health office, serving kitchen, multipurpose room and other support facilities.Outdoor facilities include a soccer field, five basketball courts and an open quad area with hardscape and landscape areas. The unique layout of the school allows for small gathering areas, energy efficient lighting and air conditioning, an emergency generator for power outages, water conservation fixtures, and the latest in energy management.

Valadez Middle School

This new $31.5M 78,600 SF middle school project includes a new administration building, 3 classroom buildings, a multipurpose building and locker rooms. This LEED/CHPS based concept included use of an existing brown field site compounded with numerous other green building characteristics (drought resistant plants, low heat islands, low flow plumbing and high efficiency HVAC systems). Opened Fall (2008)

Enterprise Elementary School

The new $19.5M 70,000 SF K-6 Elementary School is built on 15 acres of land with 42 modular classrooms that include a science lab, special education and kindergarten classrooms. It also has 2 site built structures that are roughly 20,000 square feet. The site structures include an administration building with a computer lab and offices for School staff and an MPR building with a stage, kitchen and a cafeteria.

Sky Blue Mesa MPR

This $7M, 10,000 SF project included a new Multipurpose building with kitchen and serving line, complete fire alarm modernization of the entire school, a new track and landscape irrigation upgrades for the grass fields. (Opened Fall 2008)

Yorba Linda High School

This new $61M, 186,000 SF high school has a Joint use park, internal courtyard, 2-story buildings, thermal massive walls, super insulated roofs, solar shaded windows, water efficient fixtures, smart boards, stadium and a pool.

Cabrillo Pool

This new $12 million 40-meter pool contains more than a half million gallons of water with all temperature controlled and chemically-balanced by a computerized system. The center boasts bleachers for 250 people and locker rooms for girls’ and boys’ teams. Another set of locker rooms was provided for physical education classes. The aquatic complex also has an electronic scoreboard, ticket booth, concession area and a new parking lot.

YMCA Juice Bar & Locker Room Project

It includes a complete functioning juice bar with refrigerators, stainless steel sink area, ice maker, display case, solid surface counters and smoothie machines. The locker room and shower area was a complete makeover of the 1500 SF area. New ceramic tile, restroom partitions, ADA accessories, cedar bench seating for the sauna, lighting and paint complete the area's improvement.

Roosevelt Elementary School

Project Cost: $46 million Square Footage: 100,000 As one of the largest and oldest elementary schools in the district, Roosevelt will be completely rebuilt to better serve the needs of the growing student community. The compact site requires innovative use of space, including a playground built above a ground-level parking garage and a multipurpose room with a stage and audio/visual alcove. To honor the “art deco” architecture of the original school and its historical neighborhood, the new buildings will be built with the same classical balance of traditionalism and modernism. Meanwhile, the school size will be increased from 64,000 to 950,000 square feet and improvements will be made in a new pick-up/drop-off plaza to alleviate street congestion. All portables will be removed from the campus and replaced with permanent buildings that will surround a central amphitheater and common area with shade trees and landscaping. Playground space will be increased by 50 percent, and an enclosed waiting area will provide shelter for students awaiting transit to other schools.

Newcomb Academy

Project Cost: $43 million Square Footage: 122,000 This project is a complete rebuild of the 50-year old campus. The new design features six contemporary buildings surrounding a "main-street/quad" in the campus center. Special attention will be given to use of natural light with many windows and sustainability features such as water-saving plumbing fixtures, energy-efficient heating/air conditioning, and drought-resistant landscaping. The plan features double-story classroom buildings for grades 1-5 and 6-8/administration, a library, a kindergarten building, a gymnasium and a multipurpose room/cafeteria adjacent to a 250-seat auditorium. Two parking lots on the north and south side will serve staff and visitors. Pickup and drop-off zones will be reconfigured for greater efficiency.