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Enterprise and Shasta High Schools

Redding, CA

Project Overview

Scalable design offers classroom and lab space for multi-faceted learning.

After years of teaching a modern curriculum in outdated classrooms, Shasta UHSD needed to update quickly. Using a scalable GEN7 design, AMS fast-tracked large-scale expansions on two campuses, adding a classroom wing and two science wings at Enterprise High and two classroom wings, a science wing and a STEM/robotics wing at Shasta High. Designed in tandem, the projects added 12 new classroom/lab configurations at each school, customized to programming and delivered within a year. Open classrooms support collaborative learning; lecture-lab layouts provide space for dry and wet science, with factory-installed ductless fume hoods and prep rooms for chemical and equipment storage. Natural ventilation and outdoor access prioritize safety and IAQ, with large windows providing abundant natural light.

  • Customizable scalable design replicates classroom layouts to save time and money
  • High-tech infrastructure supports sophisticated equipment and digital devices
  • Epoxy countertops and concrete floors are durable and easy-care for science labs
CLIENT
Shasta Union High School District
BRAND
GEN7
SIZE
33,120 SF
PROJECT SCOPE
7 buildings; 2 campuses Classrooms, labs, restrooms
STATUS
Completed Spring 2020

Enterprise and Shasta High Schools

Redding, CA

Project Overview

Creativity and sustainable design are part of the plan at Serendipity School.

Serendipity School encourages creativity, so when it came time to add much-needed auxiliary space, it simply followed its mission. AMS worked with the independent PreK-5 school and Studio W Architects to create an innovative Arts and Enrichment Center, adding an art studio, tech lab, library, staff lounge, restrooms and the building’s centerpiece—a large multipurpose room with high ceilings, storefront windows and operable clerestory windows that fill spaces with natural light and fresh air. The fully-custom GEN7 C design is site-specific, connecting to the natural setting with sliding glass walls that open to a series of outdoor learning spaces. An earth-toned facade with tiles resembling weathered wood tie the building to its surroundings. Solar PV panels reduce energy use, helping achieve the school’s sustainability goals.

  • The 21’ roof allows airy 14’ ceilings in the central multipurpose room
  • Interior/exterior NanaWalls transition learning spaces while daylighting interiors
  • Shade canopies with solar panels provide interior comfort and energy savings
Client
Serendipity School
Brand
GEN7 C Series
Size
4,800 SF
Project Scope
One single-story K-5 auxiliary building
Multipurpose room + art and tech labs
Status
Completed March 2022
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Enlighten Enrichment School

San Jose, CA

Project Overview

Creative custom spaces help bilingual preschool blend nature and nurture.

The Enlighten Chinese School started with a weekend Chinese program and grew into a full-time language immersion preschool for Silicon Valley 3-to-5-year-olds. AMS partnered with Enlighten to add both capacity and functionality, integrating indoor and outdoor experiential learning in a vibrant natural setting that inspires creativity and exploration. Six AMS 2GO buildings—four 60×32 classroom buildings, one 12×40 restroom building and one 24×40 office building—offer bilingual learning opportunities in engaging, nurturing spaces that allow an organic flow between activities. To lower costs, AMS used a pre-engineered, pre-designed floorplan with features customized to the school’s unique programming needs. Earth-toned exteriors and large view windows reinforce the connection to nature.

  • Flexible, open layout accommodates a variety of activities and classes
  • Durable materials and child-friendly finishes deliver quality on a budget
  • Large front and side windows daylight interiors for productive learning
Client
Serendipity School
Brand
GEN7 C Series
Size
4,800 SF
Project Scope
One single-story K-5 auxiliary building
Multipurpose room + art and tech labs
Status
Completed March 2022
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Enterprise and Shasta High Schools

Redding, CA

Project Overview

GEN7 sustainable childcare building teaches kids to care about the earth.

The popularity of CampbellCare, the Campbell Union School District’s on-campus childcare program, prompted the District to partner with AMS to replicate its CampbellCare design from Rolling Hills Middle School on the Forest Hills Elementary School campus. The energy-efficient GEN7 modular childcare building provides multifunctional learning and play space for preschoolers, alongside four CampbellCare rooms, each with restroom, office and kitchen for daily food service. The open flex-design supports games, social activities and interest-based learning in a sustainable environment filled with sunlight, fresh air and outdoor views. Low-maintenance materials, automated systems, low-E view windows and skylights lower operating costs while providing a healthy environment that’s both child- and earth-friendly.

  • Scalable floorplan economically adapts for use on multiple campuses
  • Natural ventilation system delivers fresh, filtered air for healthy IAQ
  • Premium acoustics temper the noise of music, sports and play
Client
Serendipity School
Brand
GEN7 C Series
Size
4,800 SF
Project Scope
One single-story K-5 auxiliary building
Multipurpose room + art and tech labs
Status
Completed March 2022
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Enterprise and Shasta High Schools

Redding, CA

Project Overview

Educare California’s flagship facility is a model for quality early learning.

Educare of Silicon Valley was designed as a conventionally-built community showpiece, but budget and schedule prompted the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Franklin-McKinley School District and Educare Network to turn to AMS to modularize the design as a custom GEN7 facility that serves as a scalable model for early learning and ECE teacher training. AMS integrated three modular childcare classroom wings with three polygon pods housing laundry, restrooms and storage—a creative, self-contained solution that blends aesthetically with a site-built administration building. The progressive design combines age-appropriate classrooms with activity and play spaces, all with large windows and Solatube skylights to create a sunny, open environment that meets the needs of infant-to-TK children.

  • Advanced ventilation and filtration systems ensure superior IAQ at all times
  • Daylighting and automated climate control keep rooms comfortable and bright
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor learning spaces serve a variety of age groups
Client
Serendipity School
Brand
GEN7 C Series
Size
4,800 SF
Project Scope
One single-story K-5 auxiliary building
Multipurpose room + art and tech labs
Status
Completed March 2022
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Enterprise and Shasta High Schools

Redding, CA

Project Overview

FDR’s site-optimized design maximizes safety, sunlight and coastline views.

Nestled along the Pacific coast, FDR offers breathtaking views but its proximity to the San Andreas Fault made occupant safety and health top design priorities for expansion of the K-8 campus. Partnering with the District and its geotechnical engineers, AMS created a cutting-edge 130×32 permanent modular building customized for the unique site and the District’s long-term needs. AMS modified the building foundation to enhance structural integrity, working within our GEN7 PC to expedite DSA approval. To conserve energy, AMS installed a high-efficiency gas furnace without air conditioning—a cost-saving option tailored to the mild coastal climate. Easy outdoor access and large low-E view windows increase comfort and energy-efficiency, filling classrooms with natural light and fresh air year-round.

  • Spacious, open classrooms adapt to different types of programming
  • Low-VOC materials and MERV 16 air filters keep indoor air safe and clean
  • A connection to the environment enhances productivity and well-being
Client
Serendipity School
Brand
GEN7 C Series
Size
4,800 SF
Project Scope
One single-story K-5 auxiliary building
Multipurpose room + art and tech labs
Status
Completed March 2022
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Enterprise and Shasta High Schools

Redding, CA

Project Overview

Specialty design gives Castro Valley’s Medical Academy the custom treatment.

Castro Valley Adult & Career Education’s new Medical Academy provides a variety of educational environments supporting career pathways in the medical and healthcare fields. AMS partners with DSK Architects on the versatile design that adapts to classroom instruction, technology training and clinical learning in large, open spaces that are bright, inviting and comfortable for adults. Working within PC capabilities, AMS upgraded AMS FORM’s modern parapet design with lap siding, stucco pop outs and roofline accents—custom architectural details that lend character to the mixed-use building. For greater energy efficiency, the District opted for ITec technology, along with storefront windows and Solatubes that fill learning spaces with natural light.

  • Flexible layout accommodates multifunctional lecture and lab space
  • A mix of exterior finishes creates a unique contemporary façade
  • Thick 5” concrete floor adds strength and durability for long-term use
Client
Serendipity School
Brand
GEN7 C Series
Size
4,800 SF
Project Scope
One single-story K-5 auxiliary building
Multipurpose room + art and tech labs
Status
Completed March 2022
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Enterprise and Shasta High Schools

Redding, CA

Project Overview

State-of-the-art STEM space gives Paradise Valley a fresh start.

Transitioning Paradise Valley Elementary to a STEM academy required a cutting-edge facility designed to support the school’s new engineering focus. Two GEN7 buildings form a classroom hub, giving the school’s K-6 students a healthy, interactive environment with the IT infrastructure to facilitate information sharing for both project-based STEM programming and general learning. The flexible floorplan is open and sunny, with high ceilings and large windows looking out to a grassy commons. Lab space provides a safe setting for design and science, with durable surfaces and an enhanced air filtration system to ensure superior air quality. Custom ceramic tilework and sky blue doors upgrade the exterior, giving the high-tech campus a new identity.    

  • Open classrooms accommodate both group and individual project work
  • Large low-E windows and Solatubes reduce the need for electric lights
  • Extra storage provides space for Chromebooks, projects and supplies
Client
Serendipity School
Brand
GEN7 C Series
Size
4,800 SF
Project Scope
One single-story K-5 auxiliary building
Multipurpose room + art and tech labs
Status
Completed March 2022
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Enterprise and Shasta High Schools

Redding, CA

Project Overview

School within a school design gives DaVinci Academy its own identity.

When DaVinci Academy expanded to two grades, the school needed to carve out more space at an existing school. AMS created an innovative site design with four wings of tech-enabled, project-based learning space cleverly landscaped to provide a separate mini campus on the grounds of Maywood Middle School. Four classroom buildings, including a fully equipped STEM building, are highly sustainable, with high-efficiency HVAC systems reducing energy demand and large low-E windows and Solatubes streaming daylight throughout each learning space. The dedicated STEM building adds savvy upgrades like interior and exterior glass NanaWalls that reconfigure space for multiple uses, while providing natural ventilation and easy access to an outdoor courtyard.

  • Fully networked classrooms support resource and information sharing
  • Science/technology labs connect to a makerspace for STEAM programming
  • Continuous ventilation systems filter fresh air, ensuring excellent IAQ
Client
Serendipity School
Brand
GEN7 C Series
Size
4,800 SF
Project Scope
One single-story K-5 auxiliary building
Multipurpose room + art and tech labs
Status
Completed March 2022
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Enterprise and Shasta High Schools

Redding, CA

Project Overview

Creative multi-use space makes a big impact at a small school.

Independent study space, conference space, science lab and library—Lincoln Street School needed it all. AMS provided it in a high-quality, high-performance building that expands the school’s academic, arts and cultural activities, while giving educators and community agencies a professional space to conduct business. High ceilings, Solatubes, glass doors and large, low-E windows brighten and visually expand an open floorplan that partitions into separate areas for learning, meeting and training. Wall-mounted 16’ whiteboards and modern conference capabilities work equally well for roundtable discussions, multimedia presentations and 21st century learning. Solar power saves energy, cuts costs and adds value, achieving multiple District goals.    

  • 10kW PV panels and high-efficiency systems add cost-effective comfort
  • Foldable partitions reconfigure interior spaces for collaborative use
  • Custom galvanized metal wainscoting ties in with nearby buildings
Client
Serendipity School
Brand
GEN7 C Series
Size
4,800 SF
Project Scope
One single-story K-5 auxiliary building
Multipurpose room + art and tech labs
Status
Completed March 2022
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Enterprise and Shasta High Schools

Redding, CA

Project Overview

Bilingual learning center showcases a close-knit community’s cultural pride.

Escuela Popular wanted to unite three separate academies on one campus designed for the entire family. AMS created a unique family learning community, connecting two new GEN7 two-story PK-8 buildings with a site-built sky bridge, then adding a single-story AMS FORM building with learning/lab space for high school courses. Flexible classrooms open to a courtyard and adjacent play area, providing indoor/outdoor space for the educational, vocational and childcare needs of multiple generations. Warm earth tones and custom tilework visually connect buildings, celebrating the Hispanic heritage of the bilingual community. Large low-E windows, Solatubes and continuous ventilation fill classrooms with natural light and fresh air for healthy learning.

  • Two-story building houses classrooms, offices, media center and library
  • Open classrooms adapt for career prep, job training and adult education
  • Sustainable design incorporates technology for 21st century learning
Client
Serendipity School
Brand
GEN7 C Series
Size
4,800 SF
Project Scope
One single-story K-5 auxiliary building
Multipurpose room + art and tech labs
Status
Completed March 2022
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Enterprise and Shasta High Schools

Redding, CA

Project Overview

Fully custom design creates a special place for children with special needs.

EUSD needed a conveniently located facility to provide specialized services for severely handicapped preschoolers within the District. AMS created a multi-use single-story building on the Olive Ranch campus, building to strict specs to meet a variety of educational and developmental needs in a safe, comfortable, well-lit environment with superior acoustics and IAQ. Special education classrooms, a therapy room, nurse’s room, observation room, quiet room, office, laundry and restrooms are all ADA-compliant with wide doorways and hallways for easy wheelchair access. The building exterior shares ranch-style design elements with other campus buildings, including lap siding, a steep pitch metal roof, tapered concrete pillars and olive green accents.

  • UltraUltra-quiet lighting and mechanical systems ensure sensory comfort
  • Angled shade canopy and entry awning cover wide walkways
  • The pitched roof raises ceilings, making interiors airy and inviting
Client
Serendipity School
Brand
GEN7 C Series
Size
4,800 SF
Project Scope
One single-story K-5 auxiliary building
Multipurpose room + art and tech labs
Status
Completed March 2022
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