Santa Cruz High School Modernization – Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz City Schools Bond: Phase I

New construction included a bridge and elevator tower that not only provides access for the disabled but unites the upper campus with the physical education and sports facilities of the lower campus. A new open-air dining pavilion was built to enhance the quad area and provide an outdoor dining and gathering place.

The basic infrastructure of the campus was upgraded. Heating, ventilation, telecommunications, and computing systems were improved. The exterior library deck was replaced. Some buildings received new windows and every building was repainted. The locker rooms in the gymnasium were remodeled, including installation of new lockers, benches and upgrading to the shower/toilet rooms. Site work included ramps and walkways as required to provide access for the disabled. A new phone/intercom system was installed, and the fire alarm and intrusion systems were upgraded. New electrical and data outlets were installed throughout the school.

Santa Cruz City Schools Bond: Phase II

What a difference a summer makes! Work began in the spring with the modernization of the industrial arts buildings. The windows have been replaced, the exterior of the buildings have been repainted, the restrooms are completely redone and upgrades to the photo shop darkroom will progress in stages until final completion next summer. Similar work has been done in the science building. The interior and exterior of the building has been repainted. New windows have been installed. New electrical and data raceways have been installed. The restrooms were gutted and restored with new tile, partitions and fixtures. The fire sprinkler system has been upgraded.

Concurrently work began in the gymnasium and locker rooms. Both the boys and girls locker and team rooms are completely redone with new lockers, benches, toilet-shower facilities and paint. The interior and exterior of the administration building has also been painted, new vinyl flooring has been installed and ceiling tiles replaced where needed. The heating, ventilation, fire sprinkler, data and electrical systems have been improved. New marker boards were installed in classrooms. The layout of the administration and counseling offices was redesigned.

Work in the physics and ceramics building included new flooring and paint. A bridge and elevator structure that provides disabled access throughout the entire campus and unites the upper and lower campuses was constructed. The school now has a new outdoor dining pavilion, new windows throughout the administration building and renovated math, home economics and cafeteria buildings.

Project Details



Santa Cruz City Schools
405 Old San Jose Road
Soquel, CA 95073



339 Bradford Street
Redwood City, CA 94063



Beverly Prior Architects
375 Fremont Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105