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310.450.8338, ext. 70386 16 APR 2012
The event included a project overview that identified points of interest on the construction site and brief speeches by School Board President, Ben Allen, and Measure BB Advisory Committee Member, Judith Meister. District staff attended to help celebrate the event, including Superintendent, Sandra Lyon, School Principal, Laurel Fretz, and Director of the Facility Improvements Office, Stuart A. Sam. Various team members who make the project possible, including the project manager, architect, and contractor, were also in attendance.
Associated Student Body (ASB) committee president, yearbook, and newspaper student staff members attended to interview guests and photograph the project and event. Documenting the project and event will give the student body, parents, and faculty an inside look at the project for years to come.
The new construction at Samohi is the largest project in the Measure BB program. The project includes removing the existing science and technology buildings and replacing them with one modernized building. The new building will house fifteen science labs, eighteen classrooms, a computer lab, two special education classrooms, auto shop, and I-house administrative offices. New science labs will be equipped with a variety of new amenities, such as, technology equipment, eye wash station, fume hood, energy efficient lighting, sustainable countertops, and a dishwasher for cleaning beakers.
Outdoor improvements include the reconfiguration of the north parking lot,
a 6th Steet vehicular ramp to access the lot, and a fifty-space
bicycle parking area. The softball field
will be relocated adjacent to the new building.
A new main entrance will be constructed at
The Samohi construction project incorporates green technology and meets Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) criteria through natural lighting, natural ventilation, maximized energy efficiency, storm water treatment and reduced water use.
As a Samohi alumnus, it is exciting to see this project move forward, Sam said. The updated science labs and auto shop will provide students knowledge and hands-on experience to excel in various related fields.
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