Hayward Unified School District Measure I Bond Program

Program overview

Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) Measure I Bond Program was a highly successful effort that involved the rebuild and renovation of five schools (two of which were complete re-builds), and district-wide safety improvements at 37 district sites. In 2005, prior to Measure I, Vanir provided a comprehensive facilities master plan for the District. After more than a year of working with HUSD to provide community outreach, we recommended to place the general obligation bond on the June 2008 ballot; it passed by 72 percent majority. Vanir’s worked help pave the way for the victory.

Vanir was brought on board as the program, project, and construction manager for the Bond Program.

To achieve an accelerated schedule goal, we worked with the architects to fix the construction budget from the DSA submittal documents. Subsequently, we saved the District $14 million on the budget by collaborating with its stakeholders as well as the architects and contractors to review product alternatives, value engineering, and product consistencies. Construction commenced one year earlier than originally planned. The program completed below budget and ahead of schedule—to the great satisfaction of the District and community.

“Your team brought together the best skills of seasoned general contractor and construction management personnel.”
Dave Gallaher, (former) CFO, Hayward Unified School District


  • 2013 CMAA Northern California Chapter Project of the Year, Projects over $100M
  • 2013 WCCC Owner’s Project Excellence Award, Buildings, New/Renovation, Exceptional Award


Hayward, CA


Hayward Unified School District

Design Team

Various architects.


Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

Construction Cost

$205 million (Program Budget)




42 District Sites, 371,461 SF