Two standard Folia buildings totaling 32,330 sq.ft. surround outdoor, collaborative learning areas.
Completed Summer 2019
Morgan Hill, CA
Situated on the east side of the Britton Middle School campus, alongside the heavily trafficked Monterey Road sit two, two-story, standard Folia buildings. The new, much-needed structures are centered around multiple outdoor learning areas. Each 16,165 sq.ft. building features two, large 1,165 classrooms, ten 960 sq.ft. classrooms, separated by folding glass partitions to enable student collaboration, as well as eight break-out rooms for individual, focused instruction, prep and office space. Staff break rooms, health clerk and speech therapy offices, storage rooms and restrooms complete the facilities.
In addition to being a flexible, durable and ideal option to meet their aggressive schedule. Folia provided extra amenities Morgan Hill Unified School District was looking for – they are solar-ready, have the potential to achieve Zero Net Energy (ZNE) consumption and are designed to meet the green building standards of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) gold level certification standards.
Reception by the teachers to the new buildings was overwhelmingly positive. Collectively, several of them concurred that, “Our new Folia buildings are beautiful. Thanks to the large windows, our classrooms are so light, airy and bright, we rarely have to turn on the lights. And, they’re very well-ventilated, which has made a huge difference – we feel healthier. Overall, our new classrooms offer a refreshing place to teach.”