Cupertino High School

Cupertino High School

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Science and Classroom Complex

Fremont Union High School District | Cupertino, CA
700 students | 40,000 sf

To support the need for new program space and growing enrollment at Cupertino High School, Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) embarked on a project to replace an outdated and inefficient single-story classroom building and maximize the real estate of the under-utilized space on which it stood. The District started with a conventional custom-designed building but quickly became budget-constrained. Folia was ultimately chosen because it accomplished Cupertino’s program needs while being more cost-effective.

Two, two-story, L-shaped Folia classroom buildings and one two-story custom science lab building leveraging Folia system efficiencies, were proposed. Together, the buildings include 22 classrooms, a Career Technical Education Lab and six state-of-the-art 1,600 square feet science labs, all connected via balconies and arranged around an outdoor courtyard, ideal for additional collaboration space. Sustainably designed, these buildings feature ample daylighting, high-efficiency mechanical systems, environmentally responsive materials and recycled solar photovoltaic panels from another part of campus.

This project quickly took shape and was completed a full school year earlier than had FUHSD embarked on a traditional, site-built custom construction project. The result has provided the students and faculty at CHS with an optimal 21st century teaching & learning environment that more than met the needs of FUHSD and its increasing CHS student body.


2018 Industry Award – Most Innovative Project | American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE)


  • Folia
  • Two-Story Classroom Building
  • Science Labs
  • CHPS-Designed and Zero Net Energy-capable