Over the span of several years, Alten Construction worked with West Contra Costa Unified School District and HY Architects to build a new elementary school campus phase-by-phase while the existing campus remained occupied, and class was conducted. While the faculty and students remained in existing buildings on campus, Alten Construction first started on construction of a new, multi-storied administration, library and classroom building. This building had new, multiple skylights; a ceramic-tiled entrance; a metal, barrel roof; a new elevator; a new fire sprinkler system; a new mechanical system with a computerized building management system; a new fire alarm system; a new lighting control system; and a new security system with electrified hardware and cameras.
After this building was completed, the staff and students moved into it to conduct class, and a majority of the remaining classroom buildings were demolished for the second phase. The second phase included construction of two buildings: one, single-story classroom building and one, single-story multiuse building that included a new kitchen. These buildings were similar to the first building, and all of the new mechanical and electrical systems had to be integrated with the first building. The site development included a couple of playgrounds, asphalt and concrete paving, a new parking lot, fencing and gates, and irrigation and planting.
When the second phase was completed, staff and students moved into these buildings as well, and the remaining building on campus was demolished in order to complete the third and final phase of the project. This phase consisted of site development, including construction of a new, covered walkway, which required structural steel, fire sprinklers, lighting, roofing and plaster. This phase also included an exterior basketball court; an exterior, sod soccer field; asphalt paving and playground coloring; a habitat garden with benches; concrete paving and concrete planters; and irrigation and planting. This campus was certified as a CPHS project.