Measure Q Projects at Isaac L. Sowers Middle School

Project Phases school detail Tab

Years: 2017-2020 Duration: 3 Years $
  • Two (2) 21st Century Demonstration Classrooms - Room P7 (Core 8) & Room P10 (Grades 6-8 Math)
  • New Middle School STEM Lab & Gymnasium/Multipurpose
  • 21st Century Classroom Renovation & AB 300 Upgrades - First Round (14 Classrooms)
  • Library to Learning Commons Renovation
  • 21st Century Portable Classroom Renovations
  • Demolish Portables
  • AB 300 Upgrades - Campus-wide
  • New Electrical - Switch Gear, Panels & Infrastructure
Years: 2020-2023 Duration: 3 Years $
  • 21st Century Classroom Renovation & AB 300 Upgrades - Second Round (16 Classrooms)
  • 21st Century Portable Classroom Renovations
Years: 2023-2026 Duration: 3 Years $
  • Reconfigure Administration
  • Corridor Upgrades - Breakout Spaces & Acoustics
  • Upgrade Lighting to LED
  • Upgrade Existing Staff Restrooms
  • Facade Improvements - Stucco & Paint
  • Site Access Control
Years: 2026-2029 Duration: 3 Years $
  • Replace Portables with Permanent Buildings

Phase 1 (Priorities 1 & 2)

Years: 2017-2020 Duration: 3 Years $
  • Two (2) 21st Century Demonstration Classrooms - Room P7 (Core 8) & Room P10 (Grades 6-8 Math)
  • New Middle School STEM Lab & Gymnasium/Multipurpose
  • 21st Century Classroom Renovation & AB 300 Upgrades - First Round (14 Classrooms)
  • Library to Learning Commons Renovation
  • 21st Century Portable Classroom Renovations
  • Demolish Portables
  • AB 300 Upgrades - Campus-wide
  • New Electrical - Switch Gear, Panels & Infrastructure

Phase 2 (Priorities 1 & 2)

Years: 2020-2023 Duration: 3 Years $
  • 21st Century Classroom Renovation & AB 300 Upgrades - Second Round (16 Classrooms)
  • 21st Century Portable Classroom Renovations

Phase 3 (Priorities 2 & 3)

Years: 2023-2026 Duration: 3 Years $
  • Reconfigure Administration
  • Corridor Upgrades - Breakout Spaces & Acoustics
  • Upgrade Lighting to LED
  • Upgrade Existing Staff Restrooms
  • Facade Improvements - Stucco & Paint
  • Site Access Control

Phase 4 (Priorities 3 & 4)

Years: 2026-2029 Duration: 3 Years $
  • Replace Portables with Permanent Buildings

Project Updates

Project updates content here.
Phase 1 Projects Design Development Progress Update
June 21, 2017

Design Development work is underway at Isaac L. Sowers Middle School! BCA Architects met with the Site Committee in June of 2017 to unveil campus layout options and garner feedback from the participants. The input from the meeting will be used to revise the site and floor plan designs, and guide project decisions moving forward.

Sowers MS Phase 1 DD_06 21 2017
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Schematic Design for Phase 1 Projects
May 6, 2017
A presentation was made at Isaac L. Sowers Middle School to update the Site Committee, whose purpose it is to represent the greater campus community, on the status of the project implementation process. To date, Huntington Beach City School District and BCA Architects (bond program manager) have identified prioritization for the projects that will be undertaken at Isaac L. Sowers Middle School, a 21st Century demonstration classroom has been designed in collaboration with OnPoint and schematic design for the Phase 1 projects commenced. In early May, BCA Architects met with the Site Committee to present the scopes and initial designs for the Phase 1 projects and collect feedback from the participants. This information will be used to ratify the design options which will be presented to the Board for final approval of the schematic design options on May 16, 2017. Phase 1 projects are a combination of tasks that fulfill the district-wide priority 1 and 2 needs and are scheduled to be completed between 2017 and 2020. Generally, this includes developing 21st Century demonstration classrooms and life/safety improvements.
Sowers MS Phase 1 SD_05 05 2017
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21st Century Education Demonstration Classrooms
March 28, 2017
Huntington Beach City School District is committed to being a model for 21st Century education. As such, classrooms will be transformed across the District into innovative student-centered spaces that support collaboration and flexibility. Classroom P7 (Core 8) and Classroom P10 (Grades 6th-8th Math) have been designated at Isaac L. Sowers Middle School, and at every other campus district-wide, to be renovated and serve as a learning lab. OnPoint and BCA Architects have engaged each of the demonstration classroom teachers to guide them through the design and functional concepts that will be integrated into their space. Once the classrooms are completed in Fall 2017, OnPoint will administer professional development related to the new technologies and equipment that will be installed to support and administer curriculum. The demonstration classrooms will be used to elicit and gather feedback from the educators, which will serve as the framework to transform all of the classrooms across the District into innovative 21st Century learning environments by the end of the second series of bond sales.
Sowers MS Demonstration Classroom Design
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Site Meeting at Isaac L. Sowers Middle School
January 11, 2017
In January 2017, Huntington Beach City School District’s Program Manager, BCA Architects, made a presentation at Isaac L. Sowers Middle School which covered the phasing approach of the Measure Q Bond Program projects specific to the campus. BCA Architects garnered feedback from the participants to inform the content for an upcoming presentation to the District’s Board of Trustees. Based on the input received, adjustments were made to the overall plan and recommendations that were presented to the Board at the January 17, 2017 Board Meeting.
Sowers Middle School Site Meeting
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Facilities Needs Assessments
October 13, 2016
BCA Architects conducted a thorough review of the existing condition of Isaac L. Sowers Middle School and provided recommendations for facilities improvements (both renovation and new construction) to bring the campus in alignment with 21st Century learning and teaching methodologies. This information was used as a basis to develop the project recommendations, phasing, priorities and construction cost estimates for the Measure Q Bond Program. A presentation covering the background/purpose of the needs assessment, an overview of district-wide priorities, preliminary goals and objectives, existing campus conditions and model classrooms for 21 Century education was shared with attendees at a meeting at Isaac L. Sowers Middle School in October 2016.
Sowers MS Needs Assessment
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