The Downtown College Prep (DCP) El Primero High School & El Camino Middle School project is an extensive renovation of an existing lumber yard and warehouse to accommodate 709 high school students and 528 middle school students. The main building includes a total of 35 classrooms, and the warehouse at the east corner of the site houses the Gym/Multi-use and locker rooms. The courtyard between the buildings is used for sports and other recreational activities.
The main Classroom/Admin building will comprise of approximately 76,750 SF of learning space, distributed between the first floor and mezzanine. DCP’s goal is to create a welcoming space where every student is excited to learn. To foster such an environment, the classrooms are arranged off the central ‘Boulevard’ which is a combination of circulation space, meeting space, and collaboration space. In the main classroom/admin building, the Middle School area is separated from the High School area so that each section of the student population has a space that clearly belongs to them. The 9,935 SF Gym/Multi-use building includes a Regulation sized Basketball Court with retractable hoops, and (4) wall-hung basketball hoops; for use by the entire school. It will also house a Dance/Weight Room, Locker Rooms and Restrooms.