Name: Plaza Vista K-8 School
Scope: Modernization and New 2-Classroom Building
Location: Irvine, CA
Owner: Irvine Unified School District
Sq ft.: Modernization: 4,700 | New Construction: 4,160

The next phase of Irvine Unified School District’s Measure E-funded projects included the classroom expansion and existing building modernization at Plaza Vista K-8 School.

Extensive reconfiguration of the existing classroom building converted the Staff Lounge into a new Kindergarten classroom, while the layout of two existing Kindergarten classrooms was adjusted for better functionality and supervision, and a new Science classroom and staff lounge were created.  All interior space upgrades meet current District Standards and Educational Specifications.  Outside the building, the existing Kindergarten play yard was enhanced with a new shade canopy, an expanded play area, and a new playground structure.

The new 4,160 SF classroom building includes two 1,450 square foot music classrooms with attached classroom and instrument storage, utility support spaces, and separate gender-neutral staff and student restrooms. A moveable acoustical partition wall separates the two classrooms and allows for flexibility in space utilization.

Project construction is scheduled to begin in June 2021.