John B. Riebli Extended Child Care Center

  • Location: Mark West Union School District / Santa Rosa, CA
  • Type: K-6
  • Scope: Replacement Buildings
  • Completion Date: January 2019

Project Background

The Extended Child Care facilities at Riebli Elementary were destroyed in the 2017 California wildfires. Determined to rebuild, the Mark West Union School District and the Extended Care Coalition of Sonoma County turned to American Modular Systems to get the program back up and running as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. AMS replaced the entire facility, designing, building and installing four relocatable buildings for before- and after-school care on the Riebli campus. The new buildings deliver 3,840 square feet of multifunctional space, including a kindergarten classroom, a pre-teen classroom and two standard classrooms, one with a kitchen buildout for the preparation of home-cooked meals.

Speed of delivery was a priority for the District, but it was equally important that the buildings be quality construction, providing a safe, nurturing and stimulating space for young children whose lives had been disrupted by the fires. Adapting AMS’ DSA-PC to fit ECC’s needs expedited delivery of a modern, efficient facility with four dedicated spaces to serve the educational, recreational and socialization needs of Riebli’s K-6 students. Each building’s large, open layout accommodates a variety of activities in a single space—a must for a program that offers music, art, science and fun activities, like air hockey and pool, along with workspace for homework time. Durable materials and practical upgrades, like Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring, are low maintenance, customizing the look while withstanding heavy use.