Winters, CA—Last month, the Winters Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees approved two Studio W Architects projects, schematic design for Waggoner Elementary School’s modernization with a new TK-kindergarten classroom building and the construction commencement of Winters High School’s new physical education and music building. Our relationship with the Winters Joint Unified School District started in 2014 when we created a campus master plan for the high school that identified the new construction, modernization and infrastructure development needed at the site, along with phasing timelines which aligned with bond sales and other funding streams. The District has successfully passed four consecutive bond measures totaling $71 million to fund improvements district-wide.
The Waggoner Elementary School Renovation includes a new 12,050 square foot, 8-classroom TK-kindergarten classroom building to satisfy the new AB22 transitional kindergarten requirements, providing one teacher per 10 pupils, as well as new playgrounds integrated adjacent to the classroom building to create a safe and secure play area dedicated to this age group. The softball field will also be relocated to create adequate space for both the new classroom building and recreation. Future phases will include the modernization of the administration and existing classroom buildings.
As Winters High School is nearing completion of its campus renovation, Studio W is proud to continue contributing to the design of their final features. Construction of the $5 million physical education and music building is set to commence in August, with an estimated Summer 2023 completion date. This 5,850 square foot facility will house a weight room, band/choir room, practice room, and IT and electrical rooms, plus storage for both the athletics and music programs. This project also includes demolition of the high school’s current weight room, to be replaced with a secondary quad/hardscape to cohesively blend their classrooms and athletic facilities.