+ Started in April 2018
+ Must be completed by End of August 2018
+ La Jolla, San Diego
+ 960 square feet Classroom/Robotics Lab
+ DSA Submittal and Approval
+ Civil Engineering
+ Structural Engineering
+ Electrical Engineering
+ General Contracting for Civil/Site work
April 23, 2018 – S3DA-Design has been awarded a new classroom/robotics lab contract by San Diego French American School in La Jolla, San Diego.
Under the terms of the contract, S3DA-Design will provide design, production, delivery, installation of the Modular building plus complete site/civil work on the Campus. In addition, an existing bathroom has to be upgraded to be ADA and DSA code compliant.
French American School serves 365 Pre-K-8th grade students. Located on the Rose Canyon Fault, S3DA-Design is working with a structural challenging site, a constrained budget, and a fast track schedule. Challenged with no existing
old drawings and resources – while also the property in owned by San Diego Unified School District – the project has to go through DSA process. The School is determined to set up this new classroom before end of August, requesting for modification and use as much glass work as possible in the already DSA approved Pre-checked Modular building in order to let sunlight to flow into the lab and provide a vivid educational space.
S3DA-Design provided a turn-key solution to assist the School. No others dared to undertake such a challenging project under such a tight timeline. S3DA-Design undertakes all tasks in one package including the neck breathing DSA process through licensed Architect, Civil, Electrical, Structural engineering, and General Contracting services.
As the French American School is sited in a wealthy community, the parents of the students expect a high end aesthetic building standing out from other existing buildings. The design/engineering team had to think out the best possible solution in reach to keep the School a continued source of pride for the French accredited schools worldwide.
Whereas the construction work is allowed only during shut down of the Campus from June 16th to July 27th, S3DA-Design has to provide a solution that can be approved quickly at DSA avoiding any structural review which would only cause delay and failure in the project. There were some requests from the School as shown on the picture to right, installing full height windows and sliders. This could not be approved over the counter and was not possible cost wise. As such, S3DA-Design’s solution included as many modifications as possible incorporating two 8ft wide glass panel roll up doors and two 8ft wide large windows in order to meet the School’s requirements in order to have the building approved over the counter at DSA (shown on the picture left). The design/engineering team is working full power on this design to have it presented at DSA appointment on May 10th.