Arroyo School

Arroyo School

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Bridge School Modernization & New Learning Commons

San Carlos School District
San Carlos, Calif.

  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Square Footage: 13,500 (New Construction) / 28,000 (Modernization)
  • Final Project Cost: $9.6M

QKA remodeled 40,000 square feet of the neighboring Central Middle School into Arroyo School, a bridge school for grades 4-5. The existing classrooms were modernized with updated technology and 21st century features, including flexible operable partitions between classrooms. In addition, QKA designed a new Learning Commons that houses several new classrooms and small group instruction spaces. This building encloses a central courtyard that offers opportunities for outdoor learning.


  • Elementary School
  • New Construction
  • Modernization
  • Classrooms
  • Learning Commons


I could not have been more pleased to work with QKA on the re-design of this school and creating 21st Century learning environments that were aligned to our Strategic Plan. QKA completely understood and even enhanced our views of such learning environments. They listened, advised, and designed to perfection! And all along the way they engaged with the District and contractors as true partners. –Craig Baker, Former Superintendent, SCSD