The Bay School

Build-to-suit single story commercial building with non-habitable storage and mechanical mezzanine, conference rooms, offices, classrooms, outdoor parking, pick-up drop-offs and specialty play areas for specialty autistic school used for special needs pupils.

Architect: Paul David Partnership
General Contractor: Barry Swenson Builder
Developer: Barry Swenson Builder

Project Cost: $4.5M
Site Area: 81,526 square feet
Total Building Area: 15,443 square feet
Completed: July 2013
Location: 1026 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

BSB Services Utilized:
Space planning, design consulting, document coordination, Design-Build development and construction, landlord.

Project Challenges:
Maintaining schedule and having extremely limited budget. Wet winter work and newly implemented storm water prevention measures were challenging as well.

Greatest Project Success:
Tenants were in on time without a hitch. Much better location for the autistic student base in that they now have a building that was designed specifically for them. Was a vacant lot and is now a thriving group in the heart of the Live Oak area.

Green / Sustainable Features:
Local contractors, cool roof, reused materials from Live Oak Business Park, low voc paints, low water use planting. Sorted job waste. All materials separated for off haul. Adhered to County of Santa Cruz green building guidelines.