May 2014

The San Marcos Unified School District serves 20,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grades at 19 campuses.  From 1995 to present, the District has a seen an annual increase in enrollment by 3.66%.  Given the large size and growth rate of the District, they sought architectural and engineering services for the development of Prototype Classroom Buildings to be utilized at multiple District School Sites.

ATI Architects and Engineers was recently awarded a contract to design a 5 Classroom Addition at Carrillo Elementary School and a 4 Classroom Addition at San Marcos Elementary School.  ATI will use our 960 square foot Prototypical Classroom Design, known as Emily, to complete these projects.

Emilyare permanent classroom building designs that encompass California High Performance School Standards (CHPS) and LEED design elements.  Teachers and students will enjoy the collaborative environment the Emilyclassrooms create.

Emilyis pre-approved by DSA and granted pre-checked (pc) design status.  This will allow the District to complete these projects on an aggressive schedule.

Stay tuned for photos of these new classroom buildings.

“The Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District hired ATI to provide a classroom design to replace more than 70 portable classrooms District-wide by using ATI’s Division of the State Architect (DSA) pre-approved Emily™ Design.   In just a few months, ATI was able to have DSA approval and start the bidding process to replace classrooms at three (3) school sites, using their prototypical classroom design.  Our teachers, central office administrators, and students all thoroughly enjoy their Emily™ classroom.  So much that we replaced 34 additional portable classrooms for the following year.  Our teachers enjoy the flexibility that the Emily™ classroom design creates while our students enjoy learning in permanent classrooms designed to achieve academic excellence with natural day light, large volume, great comfort, and quiet HVAC systems.  We have found the interior of our classroom buildings are bright and welcoming and allow for an enhanced, collaborative environment between our teachers and students. “

—  Kim Van Gundy, Director of Facilities and Construction, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District

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