This multi-use campus in Mammoth Lakes, CA, has a gymnasium, theatrical stage, kitchen and classrooms. Natural daylighting is used to enhance the quality of the interior environment and reduce energy consumption.
With limited resources and the need to incorporate a variety of instructional opportunities, a multi-disciplinary flex lab provides alternative instruction techniques, collaborative opportunities, kinesthetic learning, and contemporary technology. Special day class students are integrated into the mainstream of activities. Outcome based learning is promoted through interior and extensive opportunities for performance and display.
Originally, the School District put the project out as a Design/Bid/Build. When the lowest bid came in $2M over the $11M budget, the Clark/Sullivan/JK Architecture team made a commitment to deliver the project to the district within their budget.
We proposed $2.5M in potential cost cuts without sacrificing size, function, or programming. We moved into the construction phase and actually completed a year earlier than the District had originally planned. The school came in on budget and included two extra classrooms that were part of the original concept but deleted prior to the traditional bid process.
The building won design honors from CASH, the California Coalition for Adequate School Housing, which continues to bring recognition to the Mammoth area. n