Franklin D. Roosevelt K-8
Daly City, CA
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
AMS was a key part of our project team, helping us assess, plan and design a custom building with structural enhancements uniquely responsive to our needs. Strong, sustainable materials and low-maintenance design give us a safe, healthy responsible building constructed to the highest DSA standards.
Jefferson Elementary School District