Isaac L. Sowers Middle School

Huntington Beach, CA

Project Overview

Hybrid design is a cost-effective choice for campus revitalization.

When conventional construction proved too costly, Huntington Beach CSD partnered with AMS and Studio W Architects to create a custom hybrid design that blends stick-built and modular buildings in a 62,209-SF campus revitalization for Sowers MS. Five GEN7 modular buildings add 30,000 SF of learning space, including standard and special ed classrooms, science labs, a choir room and art and culinary arts space. Using a GEN7 E Series PC was a time- and cost-saver, expediting DSA approval while achieving energy goals with GEN7’s smart technology, high-efficiency HVACs and a daylighting system featuring large low-E windows, Solatubes and dimmable recessed LEDs. Upgraded finishes include acoustic panels, Koroseal wall coverings, Mohawk carpet tiles, Marmoleum flooring and ceramic tile restroom surface

  • Five GEN7 classroom buildings are sited to form a secure outdoor learning quad
  • GEN7 storefront door assemblies and non-operable windows increase natural light
  • Custom red-and-tan-painted stucco exteriors create a cohesive school identity
Huntington Beach City School District
30,000 SF
5 modular classroom buildings Science labs, art rooms + office
Completed January 2024