College View School

Client: Glendale Unified School District
Services Provided: Planning, Programming, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents
Project Location: Glendale, CA
Project Area: 50,635 sf
Capacity: 90 Special Needs Students and 198 Special Program Students 
Completion Date: August 2015 
Sustainability: High Performance Incentives (HPI) Guidelines 
Program: Special Needs School – 9 Classrooms with adjacent Toilet Facilities, Therapy Gym, Indoor Therapy Pool, Multi‐purpose Room, Teaching Kitchen and Laundry, Administrative Spaces
Special Programs School – 6 Classrooms, Administrative Spaces, Student Center, Cybrarium
Medical Therapy Unit (MTU) – Separate Administration Spaces, Private Physical Therapy Area, Evaluation Treatment Room

The new College View School is a unique school run by Glendale Unified School District and dedicated solely for students 3 years to 22 years in age with extreme special needs. College View is located across the street from Glendale Community College and serves the school districts of Glendale, Burbank, and La Cañada.  As part of the Measure S School Modernization Improvement Program, the existing building was originally slated for a complete renovation. However, after the facilities assessment and building/cost analysis, the facilities committee determined that a new facility would provide the functionality and flexibility required for the students and staff’s learning needs. To provide an integrated learning experience, the school also has a Special Programs School. The program will allow area high school students to attain their AA while in high school and provide vocational/higher education learning opportunities to further expand their high school learning experiences.

Sustainability:  The project was designed to meet High Performance Incentives (HPI) guidelines. Unique sustainable features include: Photovoltaic panels, solar thermal panel pool water heating, use of low embodied energy or recycled materials, controlled natural lighting, HVAC systems with management controls and insulated glazing with protective sun-shading devices and wind power if the current study proves it viable.