Fairfield, CA – December 9, 2020 – Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (FSUSD) has recently completed a two-year construction project at Fairview Elementary, one of the oldest campuses in the District. The K-5 school received a new 12,096 square foot administration and kindergarten complex with five kindergarten classrooms and play area. The new 5,055 square foot library, previously housed in a portable, includes an innovation lab with a large roll-up door to incorporate outdoor learning experiences. All twenty-three classrooms of the original school built in 1954 were modernized and the offices reconfigured to allow ample working space for staff. Other improvements include modernized and expanded kitchen, new play equipment, new shade structures, an expanded parking lot, and a refurbished play field.
The project was designed by HMC Architects and constructed by C.T. Brayton & Sons, Inc. Total project costs were $31M and funded by Measure J. Much of the school had remained unchanged from when it first opened its doors in 1954. In 2005, Measure C was able to provide two permanent classrooms for the District’s Child Development Center program that was previously located in an aging trailer on the site. Now, Measure J has provided a dramatic change to the entire campus. The main office is relocated to create a safe and secure, single-point entry. The kindergarten classrooms are housed in the same complex as the main office, keeping the youngest students close to administrative staff. The spacious 1,100 square foot kindergarten classrooms are joined by workrooms allowing teachers the space to collaborate. For the first time, the site has a welcoming and innovative library with flexible furnishings to accommodate a variety of needs within the space. The modernization to the classroom and office building brought in plenty of natural light and the new floors, walls, windows, and infrastructure updates make the original 1954 building feel and look brand new.
“It is thrilling to see this campus and this neighborhood receive the attention it deserves,” states Superintendent Kris Corey. “We are thankful to the tax-payers and our Governing Board that made this possible.”
For a complete list of construction projects, please visit the FSUSD webpage: https://www.fsusd.org/projects