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Kennedy Middle School, Redwood City School District
Redwood City, CA
Creating a front door.
An educational hub for community collaboration and services.
Marrying education and community
The recently completed Kennedy Middle School Administration and Family Center is the combination of an administration building and a welcome center that caters to whole families. Over the past few years, the existing school had been expanded, resulting in a campus configuration where the administration was located internal to the campus making it difficult for visitors to find and creating security concerns with visitors walking through the campus.

The Redwood City School District recognized the diversity of its students and the community it serves. As a way to engage and acknowledge this diversity, the district determined that a one stop welcome center to serve the multi-lingual community would be a win-win solution.

The goal of the project was to create and administration building that acted as a hub for the community, as well as a welcome center and control point for those visiting the campus. The building’s placement succeeded in reorienting the campus and creating an obvious entry while keeping the architecture to a scale complementary to its surroundings.

Now a hub for students, their parents, faculty, and administration, this new front door to the middle school provides flexible spaces that will continue to provide support to local families and students as the District and community evolve.
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Project Data
Kennedy Middle School Family Center 2017-03153-000
Redwood City School District
Redwood City, California
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Architecture (Full Service), Structural Engineering
RSF/GSF
4,160
CONSTRUCTION COST
$6.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
LEED Certified Equivalent
Project Team
  • Erwin Lee
    AIA
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Scott Berge
    RA, LEED AP
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
  • Angela Au Yeung
    Design
  • Juan Pagan
    Design
  • David Rausch
    AIA, LEED Green Associate, CCS, CCCA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
  • Tim Frei
    PE, SE
    Associate Principal
    Structural Engineering Leader
  • Ching Van
    LEED AP BD+C
    Design
  • Melanie Hahn
    Design
An educational hub for community collaboration and services.
Kennedy Middle School, Redwood City School District
Redwood City, CA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Creating a front door.