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Town School For Boys

TOWN SCHOOL FOR BOYS RENOVATION EVALUATION

A facility reinvented as a teaching tool resulting in a dynamic, demonstrative learning environment

MKThink evaluated user patterns in the existing facility; identified how the facility supported or restricted academic functions; and designed new, more effective teaching spaces. Logistically, developed a phased strategy for internal reconfiguration and modest expansion, and facilitated a temporary relocation to the Palace of Fine Arts for minimal disruption and student attrition. Every detail of the new educational spaces was considered, from scheduling and right-sizing classroom spaces to spatial typology creation, to accommodate a dynamic 21st-century curriculum. A restructured schedule maximized utilization and minimized latent space, complementing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) classrooms, collaboration space, and a new commons area.

PROJECT:

COMPLETION: 2010
CITY: San Francisco
STATE: California
SIZE/SCALE: 55,000 SF
MARKET: K-12

SERVICES:

CHALLENGE: There was a need to expand and modernize a school for boys with a long-standing legacy on one of the most constrained and expensive sites in the city.
SERVICES: Facility Utilization Assessment, 4Daptive (Data Management), Renovation, Modernization, Programming, Community Outreach, and Temporary Relocation.
RESULT: Every detail of the new educational spaces was considered, from scheduling and right-sizing classroom spaces to spatial typology creation, to accommodate a dynamic 21st-century curriculum. A restructured schedule maximized utilization and minimized latent space, complementing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) classrooms, collaboration space, and a new commons area.