Building for the Future – The STREAM Innovation Center
The De La Salle High School STREAM Innovation Center in Concord, California is currently under construction. STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. When completed, it will be a state-of-the-art integrated complex for the high school students to pursue learning across the sciences and humanities. Construction on the multi-disciplinary building was started in June, 2014 and the Center is scheduled to open August, 2015.
The Conco Companies are providing all of the concrete and reinforcement services for the $20.5 million construction project. The contractor on the 27,288 square foot, 2-story building is Cahill Contractors, Inc., a local Bay Area firm with experience across many markets and types of construction. The architect is Ratcliff Architects, who are recognized for their state of the art campus designs that integrate sustainability as a central element in the design process. The new Center will incorporate both “green” design and construction.
While this may not be one of Conco’s largest projects, it certainly ranks as one of the most important construction projects that we have had the privilege to be a part of. According to De La Salle H.S., The STREAM Innovation Center will help students prepare for a global job market that will look much different in 10, 20, and 30 years from now. The Center will help them to expand teaching and learning opportunities and allow the school to increase their Robotics course offerings. The state-of-the-art laboratories will improve the integration of technology as well as provide the space to offer more science electives.
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