Hillsborough City School District Master Plan & Design
Our work for the Hillsborough City School District began in 2005 with a district-wide facilities Master Plan and continues today with implementation of their $60 million bond program. Our efforts focused on North Elementary School and Crocker Middle School, adjacent campuses originally designed by renowned architect Ernest Kump. While the schools are distinct, they share the same mid-century architectural language, with stained wood exteriors, low massing and wide eaves. Specific projects include: District Master Plan (shown here); Crocker Middle School Technology, Lecture and Band Classroom Building; Crocker Middle School Performing Arts Center Conceptual Design; North Elementary School Multi-Purpose Building; and District-Wide Modernizations (2006, 2007 & 2010 Programs). The planning effort included numerous new construction projects and modernizations, laying the groundwork for a design that enhances the campus’ simple, elegant aesthetics by uniting a modern sensibility with vernacular influences. New building exteriors are comprised of vertical and horizontal wood siding, and concrete walkways and columns are stained to respond to existing campus buildings. The new buildings support existing pathways that support a sense of connection within the campuses.