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Construction continues to make progress at Bishop Elementary

second story classrooms craned on top of first floor

second story classrooms craned on top of first floor

The Bishop campus is really starting to take shape! The brand new two-story buildings are set on their foundations and are having the plumbing and electrical connected to the campus. These are some of the first two-story Gen7 classrooms in Northern California and we are extremely proud of what they mean for Sunnyvale School District.

Bishop Elementary’s newly renovated campus will mix two Gen7 Two-Story buildings with four Gen7 single-story buildings. Phase 1 buildings will be completed this winter; Phase 2 buildings will be delivered spring and summer 2018.

Gen7 is a modular design that means classrooms are built offsite and then installed on campus, decreasing the impact of sky bridge connecting second story classroomsconstruction on students and staff. The classrooms are designed, built, installed and open to occupants in just 90 days and are delivered 90% complete to the job site. This has given us the ability to perform a campus-wide modernization in two separate phases thus allowing the campus to remain open and functional while we complete each phase of construction. This also decreases the overall cost of construction for the project by minimizing the associated “in-field” work.

The existing auditorium and administration building are currently receiving interior and exterior improvements to tie the old and new buildings on campus together and to stay true to the school’s original Spanish mission architectural design.

This project is one example of how community support is benefiting our students. Our local school bond, Measure G, allows us to improve technology and make all schools more energy efficient. In November 2013, voters in the Sunnyvale School District passed Measure G: a $96 million school bond measure to continue rebuilding Sunnyvale School District. Thank you for your support!

Article written by District Capital Projects Coordinator Brandt Burns.

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