Bishop Elementary School
A new campus remarks a 1940s-era school for 21st century learning.
Bishop Elementary School needed a makeover to provide a healthy, high-tech environment for modern learners. Given a clean slate, AMS created a new campus with a space-efficient mix of single- and two-story buildings that open to outdoor learning and play areas. Adjoining GEN7 two-story buildings are the centerpiece, offering both open and controlled access in classroom wings connected by a central clock tower—a site-built element that honors the region’s California Mission heritage. Large low-E windows and Solatubes make classrooms completely daylit, filled with clean, filtered air circulated by high-efficiency HVAC systems. Connectivity for multiple digital devices provides critical support for the District’s 1:1 technology initiative.
- Bishop is Sunnyvale’s first two-story classroom building
- Mixing building sizes and styles optimizes space on a tight site
- Site-built stair overhangs and clock tower personalize the aesthetic
The gap between the cost of modernizing existing buildings and building new ones has narrowed, making it practical for us to completely reconfigure the Bishop campus to maximize capacity and functionality. Economically and in terms of long-term sustainability, Gen7 modular buildings made sense. AMS helped us bring different building sizes and designs together into a visually pleasing, space-efficient layout that creates a sense of community for our growing program.
Sunnyvale Elementary School District