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“The View” Teen Center | Mountain View, CA

Renovation of a former church into a teen activity center, including a multipurpose room, game room, video game space, computer classroom, lounge, teaching kitchen, offices, and police office. The Game Room and Classroom open onto an enclosed and tree shaded courtyard. The site development includes a parking lot and grass playing field. The project minimizes water runoff through the use of permeable asphalt in the parking lot and permeable pavers in the courtyard. The main entry, facing the Senior Center and Rengstorff Park, incorporates an entry plaza and a mural by the artist Leslie Scott, who led a group of middle and high school students in creating the vision for the mural.

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Center for Employment Training (CET) | San Jose, CA

Renovation of  a historic William Weeks building built in 1925. Necessary infrastructure upgrades including structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing were made in addition to aesthetic upgrades that bring the interiors closer to their original condition and better reflect the historic exterior of the building. Warm colors were chosen to accentuate the remaining details and character of the 1920’s Spanish revival period.  Original elements such as the chalkboards and built-in casework were left to tell a story of the building’s origin as Woodrow Wilson Jr. High School.  A maze of offices were removed throughout the building to restore the interior volume of the original classrooms, while strategically placed private offices and conference rooms were added in many of the executive suites as needed for privacy.

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