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North Monterey County Unified School District

FACILITIES FRAMEWORK PLAN

“Just because kids are poor doesn’t mean they don’t deserve all the environments that students need to thrive”  - Cari Yeater 

With a growing student population and aging overcrowded infrastructure, North Monterey Unified School District didn’t have the budget to simply build its way out of its problems. That’s why MKThink’s build less, solve more approach appealed to them. MKThink helped the district develop Education Specifications and a Facilities Framework Plan that prioritized reconfiguring and optimizing existing facilities and operations to better serve the needs of the District for the near and long-term. The plan lays the groundwork for a new stage of planning and design focused on re-aligning campuses, re-envisioning outdoor spaces, creating flexible, STEM-ready classrooms, and reducing overcrowding. Rich stakeholder engagement has been essential to all stages of planning.

PROJECT:

DATES: 2019 - Present
CITY: Monterey County
STATE: California
SIZE/SCALE: 459,126 SF
MARKET: K-12

SERVICES:

CHALLENGE: With a growing student population and aging overcrowded infrastructure, and high poverty student population, North Monterey Unified School District didn’t have the budget to simply build its way out of its problems
SERVICES: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Facilities Assessment, Visioning, Master Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, and COVID preparedness.
RESULT: The plan has laid the groundwork for a new stage of planning and design focused on rightsizing campuses, re-envisioning outdoor spaces, creating flexible, STEM-ready classrooms, and reducing overcrowding in MPRs and other student amenity areas.