Fremont Unified School District – American High School

Project overview

The Vanir team provided program and project management services for two new science buildings at American High School. The new construction is part of the $650 million Measure E Bond program. Project highlights include:

  • 10 science laboratory classrooms and 8 general classrooms have flexible layouts and accommodate 583 students
  • Buildings were designed to meet CHPS standards; the project integrated energy efficient shading, lighting and mechanical control systems
  • A defining school entryway includes a digital marquee sign and landscape enhancements, and a central courtyard space with personalized donation bricks offers a welcoming environment

Overcoming schedule challenges

The scheduled occupancy date was threatened by a significant PG&E delay. In response, we installed a temporary generator, allowing mechanical start-up and commissioning to occur prior to receiving permanent power. As a result, students moved into the new space on schedule.

They have met with me weekly and sometimes daily to go over the progress of the construction. To a novice like myself, they were able to clearly and patiently communicate what was happening and what was needed, and I appreciate that guidance.

– Steven Musto, Principal, American High School
Fremont, California
Fremont Unified School District

SVA Architects


Rodan Builders

Square Footage
36,723 SF
Construction Cost
$13.8 Million
Completion Date