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Alameda High School Project Team

Mark Quattrocchi – Quattrocchi Kwok Architects

Lead Engineer
Chris Warner – ZFA Structural Engineers

Owner / Client
Robbie Lyng – Alameda Unified School District

Consulting Engineer
Paul Bartholow – Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers

Consulting Engineer
Chris Del Core – Costa Engineers, Inc.

Consulting Engineer
Pieter Colenbrander – O’Mahony & Myer Electrical Engineering & Lighting Design

Consulting Engineer
Steve Rawson – Axiom Engineers

Landscape Architect
Vince Lattanzio – Carducci & Associates

Anthony Reed – Lathrop Construction Associates, Inc.

Bill Dohn – Dohn and Associates

Dan Bartlett – D. Bartlett Consulting, Inc.

Historic Alameda High School Rehabilitation & Seismic Upgrade

The Historic Alameda High School Rehabilitation & Seismic Upgrade is the winner of a 2020 Preservation Design Award for Rehabilitation. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. The Award will be presented on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at an online awards ceremony. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.

About this project

Designed by Bay Area architect Carl Werner, the 100,000 square-foot Historic Alameda High School (HAHS) has long been recognized as an iconic civic landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The imposing two and three-story Neoclassical Revival group of buildings fills an entire block of Central Avenue, adjoining the city’s historic central business district.

The buildings have been successfully revitalized and seismically retrofitted to balance old and new. Renovated and upgraded 21st century learning spaces include 37 classrooms, 11 science labs, administrative offices, accessible restrooms, a faculty lounge and several meeting rooms. The exteriors and main lobby have been restored to the original grandeur and needed technology is now present throughout the modernized learning environments. New landscaping and seating areas were installed along with dedicated outdoor learning spaces. Welcoming students back for the 2019-20 school year, the project was met with great community enthusiasm and appreciation.