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Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School Opens for the 2015-2016 School Year

SF Magazine featured an extensive article about the opening of Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School and the opportunities it brings to the students in the Bayview District. SF Gate and the SF Examiner also featured articles that highlight the middle school's focus on 21st Century Learning as well as the on campus health clinic available to students and the community. 
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>> Read the full SF Emaniner article by Superintendent Richard Carranza 
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K2A's Steve Kolm Featured in The Potrero View Article on Community Architecture

The November 2013 issues of San Francisco’s neighborhood publication, ‘The Potrero View’ features K2A’s principal, Steve Kolm in a front-page article on community architecture. From historic to current, the story presents three local architects, and their influences in San Francisco, specifically in the Potrero Hill/ Dogpatch/ Bayview neighborhoods.
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CASH Register, Francis Scott Key Elementary School

Francis Scott Key Elementary School is an Art-Deco era construction, originally constructed in 1935. The school site consists of 26 K-5 classrooms, plus four classrooms dedicated to special needs students, over two stories. Additionally, a new freestanding modular building replaces old portable buildings on the site, and provides space for the school library and two classrooms.
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OPSC Honors Downtown High School

Downtown High School, a part of the San Francisco Unified School District, received matching funds from California's Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) for its recent modernization project. The school serves 300 students in grades 9–12, offering an alternative curriculum focused on project–based learning and affording a second chance to at–risk students.
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Westbrook Plaza: Community Artwork and Furnishings

Mercy Housing California's new Westbrook plaza provides 49 family apartment units in San Francisco's SOMA district. K2A worked with Mercy for the selection and procurement of all furnishings and artwork for the community areas and office spaces. The artwork selected comes from Creativity Explored, a local non-profit visual arts center for artists with developmental disabilities.
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CASH Register, Aptos Middle School

Aptos Middle School, originally constructed in 1931, recently completed a full-scale modernization for accessibility and life-safety upgrades. The school, a part of the San Francisco Unified School District, serves over 1,200 students in grades 6-8.
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Accessibility Upgrades Complete at Aptos Middle School

Aptos Middle School, originally constructed in 1931, recently completed a full-scale modernization. The 146,000 sq.ft. historic building, is comprosed of multiple levels on a sloping site. K2A's design approach pays careful attention to blend the old and the new. This project, as a part of the Bond Measure A District-wide accessibility and fire-life safety upgrades, was cloasely monitored by the federal courts.
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New Charter School Breaks Ground in East Palo Alto

Construction for Aspire Public School's new East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy (EPAPA), broke ground this March. Located at 1039 Garden Street, the new school will open in time for the Fall 2011 academic year. The 2.7 acre site will grow to accommodate over 400 students in grades 6-12.

EPAPA is raising funds for its new campus' materials and equipment through a 'Move-In Campaign'. To sponsor a custom-inscribed brick and become a part of the campus quad, please visit or contact EPAPA's Mike Berman at or 650.400.6853.
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Tech Savvy: Silicon Valley hospital embraces its environment

Revised state seismic regulations prompted the construction of a technologically advanced replacement facility at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, Calif., which is designed to support patients and families, create operational efficiencies and adapt to future needs.
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CMACN, City College of San Francisco Student Health Center

The new Student Health Center serves as the anchor to the northwest corner of City College of San Francisco’s Ocean Avenue Campus. Its strategic design utilizes the site grade changes to provide a gateway onto the campus from the student parking lot across the street to an accessible path of travel to the campus’ main thoroughfare.
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CASH Register, Dianne Feinstein Elementary School

This high profile urban institution accommodates 500 children from kindergarten through fifth grade. K2A Architecture + Interiors strategically designed this 64,400 square foot, multistory building to accommodate an undersized, sloping site.
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Cutting-edge schoool rises on the west side/Dianne Feinstein Elementary replaced demolished Parkside

It’s opening day at Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, San Francisco’s Newest. For those unaccustomed to state-of-the-art schools, at 69,900 square feet, Feinstein Elementary is a site to behold.
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CASH Register, Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy

Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy strives to provide a high degree of education to youth in an underserved area of Oakland. As part of the Aspire Public Schools charter school system, it offers a unique opportunity to prepare urban youth for college. K2A Architecture + Interiors designed this new 43,000 square foor school for 420 students in grades 6-12.
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