MARK KEPPEL HIGH SCHOOL Modernization and New Auto Technology Building

What began as a campus modernization project at Mark Keppel High School grew to include the design of a new building and more. The project’s scope expanded with the desire to support the Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways where students obtain a hands-on learning experience while making connections to studied concepts in math and science. A cost-benefit analysis of options for the CTE buildings helped guide the District’s decision making. tBP/Architecture is responsible for designing a complete campus-wide modernization, a modernization of the Industrial Technology Building, and a new Automotive Technology Building.

Areas for instruction, project-based learning, storage, offices and other support spaces were all essential in designing the new Auto Tech building. For the Industrial Technology Building modernization, students will receive an improved learning environment thanks to the addition of an expanded workshop area and wood storage facilities, expanded classroom facilities, and a new outdoor robotics space protected by a new roof canopy structure.

The campus modernization includes architectural interior finish upgrades, roofing repairs, HVAC system upgrades, and electrical and lighting system improvements to several campus buildings. Outdoor spaces have been designed as areas for learning and gathering with seating, tables, and landscaping. Additionally, the modernization includes ADA Compliance throughout the campus and seismic upgrades to the Main Campus Building and Gymnasium. Site improvements include fencing replacements and path of travel compliance.