Name: Pacific Beach Elementary School
Scope: Whole Site Modernization and Classroom Addition
Location: San Diego, CA
Owner: San Diego Unified School District
Sq ft.: Modernization 36,330 | New Construction: 8,287

Modernization of Pacific Beach Elementary School will provide the required spaces per District Educational Specifications and standards, as well as improve relationships between support spaces and classrooms. Buildings will be modernized with new finishes and abandoned equipment will be removed. Classrooms will have existing casework removed and replaced with flexible furniture. All support and security technology will be added to classroom, offices and support spaces and the site.

The existing Administration building will receive a complete reconfiguration to include adequate and functional support space in addition to a centrally located Makers Space. All doors and frames are replaced and receive card reader access, while windows and frames are replaced and will have dual-pane glass with internal blinds. A new 4-classroom Kindergarten complex is proposed northernmost point of campus, and new two-classroom addition with interior circulation space will be added to the main classroom building.

The site will need significant grading work to address multiple accessibility issues, as well as incorporate a new fire lane.  A new parking and drop off is also proposed along Tourmaline Street.  A single point of entry is also addressed for increase site security.

Construction of this phased project is tentatively slated to start in Spring 2023.