Winters High School is undergoing a significant transformation through the District’s Measure R (2014) and Measure D (2016) Bonds, totaling $17.9 million in construction. The work is planned to be completed in three phases. As the campus will remain operational during construction, considerations for project prioritization, student safety and construction scheduling are all being orchestrated by the BCA Team.
The highlight of the program is a new Career Technical Education (CTE) Center, which is located at the entry of the school, serving as a beacon for campus visitors and a hub for student enrichment. The 9,000 square foot CTE facility will boast four classrooms for culinary arts, sciences and technology programs. As the signature component of the overall campus renovation, this project is being completed in Phase 1 and sets the tone for the new architectural vocabulary which ties back to the history of Winters with use of full brick veneer and cast bronze medallions.
Phase 2 focuses on converting and improving existing space, as well as developing new educational environments, such as a new classroom wing. Existing art labs will be converted into a Student Union/Cafeteria and the existing weight room will become a music wing. The athletics stadium will receive new bleachers, lighting and a six-lane synthetic track. Improvements to the administration and counseling spaces will be completed under Phase 3.
BCA is well underway in developing programming and design solutions for these projects. Construction on the Phase 1 CTE Center is scheduled for June of 2017 and subsequent construction is scheduled for the Summer seasons of 2019 and 2020.