Project Manager: Van Pelt
Architect: Baker Vilar Architects
Construction Scheduled to Begin: Currently Underway
Proposed Completion Date: September 2014
Funding: Measures A, AA & Measure I
- BHS South of Bancroft Site Committee (with representatives from community, parents and students, teachers and staff, Bond Oversight Committee, City of Berkeley)
- Community meetings
- Approvals required: The Division of State Architect (DSA) and the School Board
Berkeley High School actually began work on this in an earlier plan with the construction of the Jacket Gym, regulation size swimming pool and the dance studio in the Milvia/Allston Way building, which opened in 2004.
Those spaces were designed to replace some of the spaces in the old gym that was demolished in 2012. All of the work on the South of Bancroft Project to date have been funded by Construction Bond Measures A and AA, and now will be completed with Measure I of 2010.
In 2004 the planning process for the work south of Bancroft began, with a series of community meetings and the creation of a BHS South of Bancroft Construction Committee, involving BHS staff and administration; parents, students and community members. The project includes the space where the old gym currently stands and all of the athletic space on the south side of the campus.
The new building has begun construction in Fall, 2012, and will include a soft gym, a 4000 sq. ft. fitness center and other athletic spaces, and 15 new classrooms. The rest of the south end of campus will include a softball field and an open space, doubling as an outdoor atrium for events and activities.