Samohi

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Stuart Sam
Director
Facility Improvement Projects
(310) 399-5865 x 79389
ssam@smmusd.org
Glenn Nadalet
Senior Construction Manager
Parsons/CCM
(310) 889-8543
gnadalet@smmusd.org
Project Overview

Work is on track to meet the turnover date of July 15, 2015. Construction is completed on the new Innovation Building at Samohi. Sitework hardscape and landscaping work is complete.  Equipment has been moved from the former auto shop into the new location.  Furnishings are being moved into the classrooms and administrative spaces.

New construction includes removing the existing technology building and replacing it with a modernized building housing fifteen science labs with shared prep rooms, eighteen classrooms, a computer lab, two special education classrooms, auto shop, and I-House administrative offices, all equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. 

Outdoor improvements include the reconfiguration of the current parking lot, a new 6th street vehicular ramp to access the lot, and a new bicycle parking area.  191 parking spaces will be retained.  The softball field will be relocated adjacent to the new Science and Technology Building. 

The Centennial Plaza, which will be constructed in conjunction with the Science and Technology Building, will create a gathering space for students during lunch, recess hours, and school events.

The Santa Monica High School project reflects CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) criteria through improved day lighting, indoor air quality and natural ventilation, reduced water use and maximized energy efficiency. 

Construction began in December 2011.  The Science and Technology Building is anticipated to be complete in February 2014.  The parking lot and ramp, softball field, and bicycle parking is anticipated to be complete in December 2014.

Technology

Seventy-six (76) existing classrooms were upgraded to the district’s new technology standards. The standard includes a projector and screen, document camera, DVD player, and a sound system with a wireless microphone.  The school has been upgraded to 1Gpbs networking and campus-wide Wifi.  The telephone systems were replaced with a district-wide IP telephone system (VoIP).  Thirty-eight (38) math classrooms and twenty (20) special education classrooms received one teacher and eight student laptops.  Eighteen (18) science classrooms also received one teacher and sixteen student laptops.  Wireless access points were installed throughout the campus and the phone system was replaced with a new IP telephone system. The campus network infrastructure was upgraded to one-gigabit bandwidth to support the wireless access and telephone upgrades.

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