Studio W Architects has been working with Paradise USD since the beginning of 2017 to develop their District-wide Facilities Master Plan and facilities conditions assessments. Our efforts include refining the District’s facility needs through site inspections, analysis of existing studies, implementation of best practices and interviews/meetings with the Facilities Advisory Committee (comprised of community leaders, parents and district staff). Primary elements of the Master Plan include:
- Infrastructure needs assessments/field investigations
- Specifications for 21st Century classrooms that will enhance academics district-wide (including lighting, flooring, walls, sound, technology and furniture)
- Safety and security standards
- Project recommendations and prioritization lists at the district-level and specific to each school site, including cost estimates
The Facilities Master Plan was completed in the Spring of 2018 to build community support for Measure Y, a $61 million general obligation bond that was passed successfully by the voters in November of 2018. Shortly thereafter, the community experienced the tragedy of the Camp Fire and has been in the rebuilding process.
Studio W Architects has worked side-by-side with the District in the emergence process—from providing vital facilities condition information to assist with insurance claims, to updating the Facilities Master Plan given their current demographics and capital program needs.