San Francisco, CA
SF Unified School District
Marshall Lee Architects (Executive Architect)
Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, this 120,000 square foot high school focuses on teaching technical skills and trades. The program includes extensive studios and workshops in addition to a gymnasium, auditorium, library and classrooms. The design for the project organizes the program elements along a central circulation spine which is covered with translucent glazing to create a gathering space for the students. Classrooms take advantage of natural light and cross ventilation to minimize dependence on mechanical systems.The gymnasium, library and cafeteria of the school are designed with separate access so that they can be used after school hours to serve the surrounding community.