On September 17, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (FSUSD) celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Grange Middle School’s new student center in Fairfield, California. In attendance at the event were HMC Architects’ Michael Rath, members of the Fairfield community, and representatives from FSUSD and Grange Middle School.

The middle school’s expansion was made possible by the Measure J Bond passed in June 2016. The $249 million bond aims to improve the quality of education and provide safe, modern schools for all FSUSD students. The new center now features a safe space for students and staff to eat meals, a cafeteria, innovation lab, and a college and career center. Along with the new student center, the design team modernized and expanded the school’s library, converted a multi-purpose building into science labs, and added a locker room to the gymnasium. The school is now prepared to be a resource to current and future generations of students.