Gymnasium and Theater Renovation
San Mateo Union High School District
San Mateo, Calif.
- Completion Date: September 2013
- Square Footage: 48,838 (Modernization)
- Final Project Cost: $20.3M
Built in 1958, Mills High School is an early modernist campus expressed with windowless single-story buildings. The district recognized the need to greatly improve and expand the school’s Theater and Gymnasium Complex. The new work transformed the 32,000 square foot gym/theater facility into a new and significantly renovated 48,800 square foot complex that includes a 750-seat theater, basketball and volleyball court, and a large glass-wall lobby to both facilities. A new student quad provides student gathering space and outdoor learning areas.
2014 Award of Excellence, Leroy F. Greene Design + Planning Award | Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) & American Institute of Architects/California Council (AIACC)
- High School
The siting of the new performing arts building is masterful. It captures the exterior courtyard and makes it an integral part of the whole project.CASH | Leroy F. Green Design & Planning Awards 2014 Committee