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We are excited for our new partnership with Calistoga Joint Unified School District for the Calistoga Junior/Senior High School STEM Building Project. The existing building will be demolished to make way for a single-story, facility that will be home to the science, technology, engineering and math curricula. The estimated completion date for the facility is 2025.

With ties to the existing architecture of the campus through the incorporation of cement plaster in shades of cream and rose and standing seam metal roofing, this new building will include alternating colors and “butterfly” roofs to give enough uniqueness to make a statement to the community. An abundance of windows will provide every classroom and lab with natural light, and glass roll-up doors will blur the line between the outdoor and indoor environments. The classrooms and labs all feature vaulted ceilings, direct and indirect lighting, ample storage and power reels.

Each of the four science and engineering labs have access to at least one of two outdoor learning areas. To make the building appear more cohesive, a single roof form is draped over the labs and outdoor learning environments, but with a framed opening in the roof above the outdoor environments to offer some shade. Other site features include an enhanced outdoor learning area southeast of the building for a garden and expanded engineering opportunities in connection to the existing shop building. The outdoor corridor between the new STEM facility and the existing administration and classroom building is also activated with concrete seat walls and landscape.