The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) recognized three of HMC Architects’ projects at the C.A.S.H./AIACC Leroy F. Greene Design and Planning Awards Ceremony. Rancho Campana High School, Sylvester Greenwood Academy and Leadership Public Schools Richmond, and Washington Elementary School all received awards of honor.
Rancho Campana High School, Award of Honor, New Built category
Preparing the next generation of students for success in an ever-growing world takes planning and foresight. So Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) and the agricultural communities of Camarillo and Somis, Calif. took a proactive, research-based approach when envisioning Rancho Campana High School. Together with community leaders, district representatives, and teachers, OUHSD developed an educational vision for this new high school that aligns with career opportunities now and into the future. Our design solutions bring OUHSD’s vision to life and plants the seeds for Rancho Campana High School’s students to succeed.
Sylvester Greenwood Academy and Leadership Public Schools Richmond, Award of Honor, New Built category
Richmond, California’s Iron Triangle, a low socio-economic area bordered by railroad tracks, isn’t known for beautiful, inspiring architecture. But West Contra Costa Unified School District set out to change that with two high schools that demonstrate the district’s commitment to its alternative high school education programs. Our design solutions for Sylvester Greenwood Academy, a new continuation high school that combines two existing continuation high schools in Richmond, and Leadership Public Schools (LPS) Richmond, a charter school, ensure that students from both campuses have the resources they need to succeed, while bringing beauty and inspiration to a community that needs it most. And the big challenge—combining both distinct high schools onto one site the size of a single city block.
Washington Elementary School Redesign, Award of Honor, Modernization/Transformation
To meet the needs of a dynamic downtown on the move, Washington Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif. reopened this September with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). The district’s goals were to serve the neighborhood’s families and be a destination school for students outside the city. So, with future users driving the rehabilitation, HMC Architects transformed the formerly closed downtown campus into one that supports project-based learning and professional development.