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Manteca High School Modernization and New Construction Project

Schematic Design ‐ Board Review

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Members of the Core Planning Group for the Manteca High School Modernization and New Construction Project will present the recommended scope of work for the proposed schematic design of the project. The Architect, Timothy Dewitt, of Rainforth Grau Architects, will review the proposed design as developed while members of the planning group will review process and recommendations.

Over the last several months, the core-planning group has been able to meet several times to discuss the overall priorities of the project and review the identified needs for the campus. The core planning group consists of several individuals including:

  1. Aaron Bowers, Director of Facilities / Operations
  2. Jeffrey McLarty, Construction Technician, MUSD Facilities
  3. Frank Gonzales, Principal, MHS
  4. Jodi Lewis, Office Manager, MHS
  5. Rey Cavazos, Head Custodian, MHS
  6. Justin Coenenberg, Teacher, MHS
  7. Neil MacDannald ,Teacher, MHS
  8. Jessica Reeder, Teacher, MHS
  9. Tim DeWitt, Architect, RGA
  10. Rick Parks, Architect, RGA

Figure 1.1 ‐ Aerial view of the Proposed site plan

MHS Aerial 

Community, staff and student events were held on several occasions to further review the priorities of all stakeholders. In each event, the Architect and design team members were able to discuss individual priorities for the campus’ overall modernization and explore the impact of potential design solutions. The goal of these activities to identify how recommended solutions may impact the school’s educational program and operation.

Figure 2.1‐ Science Wing “Open Space” (80 wing location)

MHS Science Wing

Figure 3.1 South View of Campus ‐ New Classroom Building, Gymnasium, & Administration

MHS campus south view 

From each of these meetings, priorities have been established, and the following schematic design proposal was identified. Currently, the project’s proposed scope of work includes:

  1. Reorientation of the school frontage & main entry to the south-side of campus
  2. New two-story 16 classroom building built on the softball field
  3. New Administration space connected to the new classroom building
  4. New Main Gymnasium building including new locker rooms
    • Winter gym will remain as replacement “Small Gym”
    • Location requires the demolition of the small gym facility & Pool
  5. Addition to the cafeteria and expansion of student quad areas
  6. Additional restrooms, as required by code
  7. Demolition of the 30 & 80 wing classrooms to expand the “open space” within the existing campus
  8. Replacement of demolished softball field in the Northeast corner of the multi-use field
  9. Site Improvements in student parking lot to establish the new “Front” of Campus
    • Expansion of existing student parking lot
    • Replacement of the existing asphalt
    • New Drop-off lane & entry plaza
  10. Closure of Garfield avenue and site improvements required to control access

One of the most significant priorities for the project is to increase the program capacity of the school to 2,200 students.

Through a detailed design process with the Architect and Core planning team, the design includes functional space that meets this priority and aligns with the educational program requirements of the school. The scope of the project includes a new gymnasium, classroom building and an addition to the cafeteria that will accommodate the net increase to overall program capacity.

Figure 4.1 Expanded Cafeteria & Student Quad (Previous 30 Wing Location)

MHS quads 

In addition to increasing the school’s program capacity, the modernization of the campus will include the projects previously identified in the District’s 2014 Facility Master Plan and prioritized as health and safety, deferred/major maintenance, modernization and upgrades, and code compliance issues.

The project’s design team has identified within the project’s scope of work improvements to address the following items corresponding with the Master Facility Plan priorities:

  1. Fire Alarm & Paging systems improvements and replacement
  2. Major restroom renovations, as required.
  3. Theatre renovation including new seats, carpet and theatrical lighting replacement.
  4. Conversion of the existing administration building to resource and classroom spaces
  5. Removal of the existing portable that currently houses counseling
  6. Removal of the staff lounge resolving DSA certification status.
  7. Site improvements to resolve ADA compliance issues
  8. Renovation of several classroom wings including:
    • Carpet / Flooring replacements
    • Paint and dry-rot repairs, as required
    • Roofing repairs, as required.
  9. Repair, replacement, or alterations to existing utilities and infrastructure

MHS Cafeteria expansion 

Once the schematic design for the project is approved, the Architect will begin to further develop the design documents. This phase includes the detailed design work for the project. The project is scheduled to complete the schematic design phase in December of 2018. The project is scheduled for two specific increments of construction activity and is targeted to begin a portion of the work during the summer of 2019.

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