Rolling Hills Middle School
Los Gatos, CA
Solar-ready GEN7 is energy-efficient now, energy-independent later.
To meet the challenge of building a new facility in just a year, CUSD opted for modular construction, partnering with AMS to fast-track a two-story classroom building that can be upgraded to achieve the District’s goal of Zero Net Energy. The modern L-shaped building is healthy and energy-efficient, with oversize windows and glass doors that maximize daylighting and high-efficiency HVAC systems that circulate filtered air throughout two levels of adaptable space—both critical to a ZNE strategy. GEN7’s Exterior Corridor design optimizes student flow, offering convenient access to classrooms and the adjoining courtyard. The bump-out elevator tower was moved from the front of the building to the rear exterior wall, creating a sleeker façade.
- Solar-ready design is pre-engineered to support future PV panels
- Covered pedestrian walkways provide shading and weather protection
- Custom architectural elements add color and character to front façade
A very tight timeline and budget could have limited our options, but the Gen7 Two-Story gave us the building we wanted on the schedule we needed. The AMS team showed us how innovative design modifications could create architectural highlights without reinventing the process, working with us to create a visually interesting two-story building with high performing learning spaces for our growing student body.
Campbell Union School District