BELLARMINE COLLEGE PREPATORY Sobrato Center San Jose, CA Type: New Construction Size: 45,000 SF
The Sobrato Center is a 45,000 SF building dedicated to the school’s Art and Music programs, which features a thrust-stage and 440 seat theatre. Theatre facilities also include an orchestra pit, fly space, full off-stage space, and a full shop for set-building. A second “Black Box” theatre, which is used for smaller and more experimental productions, Sanguine Humours performances and student directed/written one-acts, seats between 90-130 people.
FRIENDS SCHOOL (Former l y the Lev i s Strauss bu i ldi ng)
San Francisco, CA Type: Change-Use Size: 87,000 SF
The firm provided services for this extensive change-use project which is a retrofit of the original Levi Strauss building, transforming it from factory to a 87,000 SF K-8 school. Built in 1906, the factory required substantial updates, but the historical integrity of the building was retained. This 3-story structure includes a cafeteria, classrooms, admin spaces, library, gym, and theater. Notable sustainable features include four thermal towers and a radiant heating system, both controlled by a BMS. Designed to meet LEED Gold certification.