QKA project Cupertino High School was just featured in the San Jose Mercury News.
The Cupertino High School project combines three programmatic elements of the school into one building: the Administration & Guidance Student Services; the school Library and the Food Service and Café area. The Student Union will be a central gathering place that will be used by the whole school population along the lines of a junior college student union, rather than a standard high school with its separated uses. Open to students all day and used by the community during nights and summers, flexibility is a central programmatic theme.
The building embraces the informal, collaborative and technology based learning that is the core of Silicon Valley culture, creates a collegiate atomosphere and will be the social & academic hub for the school.