Thornton Middle School

Project overview

Vanir is serving as the program and project manager for Fremont Unified School District’s Measure E Bond Program. The Thornton Middle School Conversion project involves converting a junior high campus (seventh and eighth grades) to a middle school that accommodates a sixth grade population. The project includes:

New Construction

  • Five two-story classroom buildings that will house 20 classrooms, including science labs, a media center, flex labs and an elevator
  • Athletic fields and a cinder running track

Modernization & Expansion

  • Modernization of 10 existing, single-story bungalow structures, including a new library, administration offices, classrooms and locker room spaces
  • Expansion of existing parking lot, including a new student drop-off zone

The project includes mechanical improvements for cooling and thermal comfort in individual classrooms; upgrades to control systems, power and lighting; a technology expansion involving enhancements for 21st century learning; and improved building performance/energy savings.

Fremont, California
Fremont Unified School District

QKA, Inc.


Blach Construction, Inc.

Square Footage
Modernization: 78,390 SF; New Construction: 27,928 SF
Construction Cost
$73.3 Million
Start Date
Completion Date