This project is located in Keaau, Hawaii and consists of a new 2-story classroom building as a facility that will alleviate a shortage of specialized science and computer technology classrooms and instructional support space presently being experienced by the school. The construction of a new classroom building has been determined to be the best alternative based on input from the school and community and preliminary planning/design studies.
Four existing portable classroom buildings (P-5, 6, 7, & 8) will be relocated elsewhere within the campus to make room for the new classroom building, which will provide approximately 21,700 sf. This new classroom building will house a general classroom, 6 science classrooms, a computer resource room, a special education room, a faculty work center and supporting spaces including technical equipment rooms, storage rooms, offices, restrooms, etc.. The proposed structure will be approximately 43 feet high (requiring a zoning variance) at the main roof structure with skylights to allow for enhanced natural daylighting. The new facility will be designed with the goal of meeting an equivalent of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification.