dublin Unified School District
New elementary School Campus
Dougherty Elementary School was designed as the district’s elementary school proto-type for the rapidly growing east Dublin area. It combines the features of both an elementary school and a community center. In order to achieve this, it was important that the design of the school had a well defined main entrance and a civic scale and appearance. Opened in phases, the classroom buildings were constructed using site-built modular construction. These building were finished with cement plaster and sloped, standing seam metal roofs more commonly found on traditionally constructed buildings. Use of the site-built, modular building allowed the school to open in a shorter period of time than a traditional "stick-built" facility. While the classroom buildings were in operation, the core facility was constructed. The core facility accommodates the permanent administrative office area, the media center and the multi-purpose area.
New Middle school campus
The Eleanor Murray Fallon Middle School presented the design team with a unique challenge. Design a school whose function may change radically over the next 10 – 20 years. Although its original design serves grades K - 8, the facility may eventually serve only middle school students in grades 6 – 8 or possibly high school students in grades 9 – 12. The campus is divided into two zones: academics and activities. The administration building sits in between the two zones making it easily accessible to students, teachers and the public. The hexagon shaped main lobby is an inviting entrance to the campus and serves as the hub of the building. A large library/media center wing projects from the hub toward the academic side of the campus; an administration wing projects from the hub toward the activity side of the campus.