Innovation Project Winner for the Silicon Valley Structures Awards / Cupertino High School Science Complex

One year ahead of schedule and $3 million under budget, Cupertino High School’s new science complex received the 2018 Silicon Valley Structures Award for its Innovation Project category. The Fremont Union High School District worked with our team to bring new facilities, including outdoor classrooms, to the school’s growing STEM curriculum and enrollment.

Silicon Valley Business Journal explains the factors that led to these successes in the following article, originally published here.

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Healdsburg High School Modernization / North Bay Business Journal Top Project Award

This month, the North Bay Business Journal recognized the Healdsburg High School Modernization project with a Top Real Estate Projects in the North Bay Award. Carducci Associates worked with Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) to transform an old wing of the school into an entry plaza and outdoor classroom, which features ADA-accessible and water conserving synthetic turf. Its unique construction process and design detailing are described in our October post here.

In addition, QKA created new classrooms for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine and applied arts and culinary arts. Measure E, a 2012 local school bond funding mechanism, financed the project completed in May 1, 2016.

The North Bay Business Journal covers the North San Francisco Bay Area, including Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties. Twenty award-winning projects are described in detail here.


Whole Foods Market - A Gathering Place on the Alameda

Ever since Whole Foods Market opened on The Alameda in San Jose, the store’s seating areas have been filled with diners, especially during lunch, dinner and SAP Center events. Carducci Associates’ Associate Principals Jamie Beckman and Jin Kim and Associate Monty Hill (bios here) created landscape design for this high-traffic store, which recently installed additional chairs and tables to enable more of its patrons to find a spot to sit down and enjoy their food and drink.

Our design for Whole Foods stands as an example of the authentic appeal of well-designed, walk-able urban places. And as more customers place a premium on an appealing 360-degree shopping and dining experience – rather than simply filling their carts – grocers are smart to abandon the suburban supermarket model that puts parking lots up front. Grocery brands can take advantage of the power of design to make neighborhoods more dynamic and attractive places to shop, walk and hang out.

This Whole Foods Market is Certified LEED® Gold, representing one of America’s greenest supermarkets. Click here for more information.

For more information about the award winning project, click here.

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