Healdsburg Junior High School

Healdsburg Junior High School

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New Classroom Building and Campus Modernization

Healdsburg Unified School District
Healdsburg, Calif.

  • Completion Date: September 2015
  • Square Footage: 9,744 (New Construction) / 39,216 (Modernization)
  • Final Project Cost: $9.4M 

Designed to help facilitate the district’s plan to implement 21st century learning concepts district-wide, including inquiry-based curriculums, QKA modeled new and renovated teaching spaces as “Learning Suites” instead of traditional self-contained classrooms. Providing flexibility for differentiated learning, including large and small group work, each Learning Suite is made up of two classroom-sized spaces connected with a folding glass wall, a breakout space for smaller collaborative work, and physical and visual access to an outdoor learning area.

A public street that long separated the school’s teaching spaces has now been permanently closed and redesigned as a new quad, visually reconnecting the school. Included in the new quad is a large outdoor gathering space for presentations and student gathering at breaks.


  • Middle School
  • New Construction
  • Modernization
  • Classrooms
  • Modular
  • Quad


We’re upgrading a school that will be used by students who aren’t born yet, so we want to be visionary in our design process. Jeff Harding, Former Superintendent, HUSD