SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SVA Architects, Inc. is pleased to announce that Oxnard School District recently broke ground on the new Elm Elementary School on November 4, 2016. The ceremony, attended by hundreds of Elm Elementary students and community members, marks Oxnard School District's third new campus to be constructed from the proceeds of Measure "R." An approximately $20 million project, Elm Elementary School is one of several recent project wins in the education sector for SVA Architects.
The new Elm Elementary School will house 600 K-5 students in a two-story building. There will be 25 classrooms: 20 general purpose classrooms, 4 kindergarten rooms, and 1 Resource Specialist Program room. Phase 1 construction will run from January 2017 to June 2018, which includes constructing the new buildings and the parking lot. The existing campus will remain intact to house students and staff until construction is complete on Phase 1. Phase 2, which will run from June 2018 to October 2018, will include the demolition of the existing buildings and constructing new playfields in that space. The project, which has already been approved by the Division of the State Architect, is being developed under a lease-lease back agreement.
Robert Simons, AIA, President of SVA Architects, states, "We are proud to design a state-of-the-art 21st century school for Oxnard School District. The classrooms are designed to support a 360-degree, flexible learning environment. There will be wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling whiteboards; multiple high-definition monitors for wireless and instant broadcasting of educational material; and comfortable and flexible furnishings that will maximize mobility and support student collaboration."
About SVA Architects
Founded in 2003, SVA Architects has become one of the Country's most innovative and respected design and planning organizations. The award-winning firm specializes in planning, architecture, and interior design of public, private, and combination projects. Among the firm's portfolio are civic, educational, residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. SVA Architects values institutional and public environments as the foundation of a community and the backdrop against which we live, learn, work, worship, and play. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana with offices in Oakland, San Diego, and Honolulu. For more information, visit www.sva-architects.com.
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