San Mateo High School Biotech Building

INDUSTRY: Public High School

Ground-up two-story biotech facility consisting of a steel and precast concrete superstructure

San Mateo
San Mateo High School District
Bunton Clifford Associates
14,309 SF

Project Summary

This brick veneer building has been constructed on an open and operating campus environment; featuring several science labs, an elevator, classrooms and offices. The ground floor has 9,000 square feet of instructional space; an 18-station laboratory; a bio-manufacturing room and independent research laboratory; a plant tissue culture facility; a chemical stockroom and storage area; a bio-imaging room; computer research area and a student conference area. The second floor boasts a 4,000 square foot conference room and distance learning facility to host guest speakers and facilitate video conferencing. Upstairs also has a spot for a greenhouse, long-term storage and staff offices. A new bridge connects the adjacent building already on campus to the facility. New landscaping accompanies the building, as well as sitework including a concrete curb/gutter, storm drain system, underground utilities, concrete pavement and an asphalt driveway. The newest addition is not only a state-of-the-art teaching facility featuring cutting edge technology; it is also a ‘green-focused building’ equipped with an energy efficient HVAC system, an abundance of natural light and recycled materials. This facility is a great opportunity to reinforce the adoption of Earth-friendly solutions into the lives of today’s youth during their academic studies.

Green Notes

Green-focused construction equipped with an energy efficient HVAC system, natural light and recycled materials.


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