K-12 Schools

For over 25 years, the primary area of design focus for SFMI has been the design of educational facilities. In the last 15 years, we have designed communications and educational technology systems including classroom presentation and projection systems, distance-learning systems, outside plant (underground) and interior structure cabling systems (BDF, IDF and category cabling distribution), districtwide LAN and WAN data network electronics and wireless networks, districtwide telephone/VoIP systems, district owned inter-site private fiber-optic metropolitan area networks, public address/mass notification systems, master clock systems, broadband (cable television) distribution systems as well as sound, video and theatrical systems into more than 300 K-12 schools.

As acoustical engineers, we assist the architect in preparing submittals to the Green Building Council and the Coalition for High Performance Schools by documenting the LEED compliant design values incorporated in the structures.

More information on our educational sector work can be found on the Universities page.

Our typical K-12 school scope of work includes:

  • Pre-design: Working with school site and District representatives to develop an implementation program and budget, preparation of Educational Technology Master Plans and Technology Implementation Plans, pre-bond Condition Assessment studies and needs assessments.
  • Design Development: Coordination with other designers to define plans for new communications closets, new electrical services and new mechanical system. If the District does not already have such designers under contract for this work, SFMI may act as "Prime Design" and hire other Design Professionals to form a complete team for special projects.
  • Contract Documents: Preparation of Contract Documents (drawings and specifications), as well as preparation of General Conditions and Bid Forms.
  • Bid: Assist the District in putting the Project out to public bid, including marketing the Project to hundreds of specialty bidders, hosting bid walks, and preparing necessary addenda as changes emerge.
  • Construction: Review submittals and shop drawings, provide on-site observation of Contractor work, observe proof-of-performance testing.

Our K-12 school project experience includes the following:

Alum Rock Union Elementary District

  • District-wide Electronic Security Systems Assessment, San Jose, CA

Antioch Unified School District, Antioch, California

  • Eagle's Ridge Elementary School, Antioch, CA
  • Jack London Elementary School, Antioch, CA
  • Antioch Junior High School, Antioch, CA
  • Atascadero Unified School District

Atascadero Unified School District

  • Monterey Road Elementary School, Atascadero, CA
  • San Gabriel Elementary School, Atascadero, CA
  • Santa Rosa Academic Academy, Atascadero, CA

Belmont - Redwood Shores School District

  • Ralston Middle School, Belmont, CA
  • Central Elementary School, Belmont, CA
  • Redwood Shores Elementary School, Redwood City, CA

Brea-Olinda Unified School District

  • Brea-Olinda High School, Brea, CA

Byron Union Elementary School District

  • Districtwide Data Networks
  • Discovery Bay Elementary School, Byron, CA
  • Excelsior Middle School, Byron, CA
  • Timber Point Elementary School, Byron, CA

Buellton Union School District

  • Jonata Elementary, Buellton, California

Campbell Union High School District

  • Districtwide CCTV Systems
  • Districtwide Performing Arts Centers Acoustics
  • Branham High School, San Jose, CA
  • Del Mar High School, San Jose, CA
  • Leigh High School, San Jose, CA
  • Prospect High School, Saratoga, CA
  • Westmont High School, Campbell, CA

Cave Creek Unified School District

  • Cave Creek Middle School, Cave Creek, AZ

Chico Unified School District

  • Chico Elementary No. 15, Chico, CA

Chaffey Joint Union High School District

  • Etiwanda High School, Etiwanda, CA

Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

  • Morgan Creek Elementary, Roseville, CA

Dublin Unified School District

  • District Fiber Metropolitan Area Network
  • District PBX Network
  • District Board Room
  • Districtwide Large-Screen Display and Projection Systems
  • Dublin High School, Dublin, CA
  • Dougherty Elementary School, Dublin, CA
  • Eleanor Fallon Middle School, Dublin, CA
  • Frederiksen Elementary School, Dublin, CA
  • Murray Elementary School, Dublin, CA
  • Nielsen Elementary School, Dublin, CA
  • Valley High School, Dublin, CA
  • Wells Middle School, Dublin, CA

East Side Union High School District

  • Santa Teresa High School, San Jose, CA
  • Independence High School, San Jose, CA
  • Mt Pleasant High School, San Jose, CA
  • Silver Creek High School, San Jose, CA

Hesperia Unified School District

  • Hesperia High School, Hesperia, CA

Kamehameha Schools

  • Kamehameha Performing Arts Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Jefferson Union High School District

  • Terrra Nova High School, Pacifica, CA
  • Jefferson High School, Daly City, CA

Larkspur Elementary Unified School District

  • Hall Middle School, Larkspur, CA
  • Neil Cummins Elementary, Corte Madera, CA

Liberty Union High School District

  • District Technology Standards
  • Districtwide Microwave Link Network
  • Freedom High School, Brentwood, CA

Mt. Diablo Unified School District

  • District Technology Standards
  • Technology Labs, District Secondary Sites
  • Districtwide Structured Cabling improvements
  • Ayers Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Bancroft Elementary School, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Bel Air Elementary School, Bay Point, CA
  • Cambridge Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Clayton Valley High, Concord, CA
  • College Park High, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Concord High, Concord, CA
  • Diablo View Middle School, Clayton, CA
  • El Dorado Middle, Concord, CA
  • El Monte Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Fair Oaks Elementary School, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Foothill Middle School, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Glenbrook Middle School, Concord, CA
  • Gregory Gardens Elementary School, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Hidden Valley Elementary School, Martinez, CA
  • Highlands Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Holbrook Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Loma Vista, Concord, CA
  • Meadow Homes Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Mountain View Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Monte Gardens Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Mt, Diablo Elementary School, Clayton, CA
  • Mt, Diablo High School, Concord, CA
  • Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Oak Grove Middle School, Concord, CA
  • Olympic High School, Concord, CA
  • Pine Hollow Middle School, Concord, CA
  • Pleasant Hill Education Center, PH, CA
  • Pleasant Hill Elementary School, PH, CA
  • Rio Vista Elementary School, Pittsburg, CA
  • Riverview Middle School, Bay Point, CA
  • Sequoia Middle School, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Shadelands Center, Concord, CA
  • Silverwood Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Strandwood Elementary School, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Sun Terrace Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Sunrise Center, Concord, CA
  • Valhalla Elementary School, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Valle Verde Elementary School, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Valley View Middle School, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Walnut Acres Elementary School, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Westwood Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Willow Creek Center, Concord, CA
  • Woodside Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Wren Avenue Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Ygnacio Valley Elementary School, Concord, CA
  • Ygnacio Valley High School, Concord, CA

Manhattan Beach Unified School District

  • Districtwide PBX, Structured Cabling and Broadband Distribution Systems
  • Grand View Elementary, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Manhattan Beach Elementary, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Meadows Avenue Elementary, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Pacific Elementary, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Pennecamp Elementary, Manhattan Beach, CA

Natomas Unified School District

  • Alternative Education Center

Newark Unified School District

  • Districtwide Technology Implementation Plan

Orchard School District

  • Orchard School

Palo Alto Unified School District

  • District Technology Standards
  • Addison Elementary School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Duveneck Elementary School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Escondido Elementary School, Stanford, CA
  • Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Ohlone Elementary School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Walter Hays Elementary School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Jordan Middle School, Palo Alto, CA
  • Lucille Nixon Elementary School, Stanford, CA

Panama-Buena Vista Union School District

  • Castle Elementary School, Bakersfield, CA

Palm Springs Unified School District

  • New District Offices & Boardroom, Palm Springs, CA
  • Employee Training Center, Palm Springs, CA

Reed Union Elementary School District

  • Districtwide Data Networking Systems

Ross Elementary School District

  • Telephone & Public Address System

St. Andrews Parish and School

  • New Classrooms and Multipurpose Room, Saratoga, CA

San Benito High School District

  • San Benito High School, Hollister, CA

San Bruno Park Elementary School District

  • Districtwide Data Network
  • Districtwide Telephone System
  • Allen Elementary School, San Bruno, CA
  • Belle Air Elementary School, San Bruno, CA
  • Crestmoor Elementary School, San Bruno, CA
  • El Crystal Elementary School, San Bruno, CA
  • John Muir Elementary School, San Bruno, CA
  • Parkside Intermediate, San Bruno, CA
  • Portola Elementary School, San Bruno, CA
  • Rollingwood Elementary School, San Bruno, CA

San Francisco Unified School District

  • Galileo High School, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Archdiocese

  • Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco, CA
  • JunĂ­pero Serra High School, San Mateo, CA

San Leandro Unified School District

  • John Muir Middle School - Adult Education Center, San Leandro, CA

San Luis Coastal Unified School District

  • Districtwide Fiber Optic Metropolitan Area Network (UMAN)
  • Districtwide Data Systems
  • Baywood Elementary School, Los Osos, CA
  • Bishop's Peak Elementary School, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • C.L Smith Elementary School, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Del Mar Elementary School, Morro Bay, CA
  • Hawthorne Elementary School, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Laguna Middle School, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Los Osos Middle School, Los Osos, CA
  • Los Ranchos Elementary School, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Monarch Grove Elementary School, Los Osos, CA
  • Morro Bay High School, Morro Bay, CA
  • Morro Elementary School, Morro Bay, CA
  • Pacheco Elementary School, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Pacific Beach High, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • San Luis Obispo High, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Sinsheimer Elementary School, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Sunnyside Elementary School, Los Osos, CA
  • Teach Elementary School, San Luis Obispo, CA

San Ramon Valley Unified School District

  • California High School, San Ramon, CA
  • Charlotte Wood Intermediate, Danville, CA
  • Montevideo Elementary, San Ramon, CA

Santa Clara Unified School District

  • Wilcox High School, Santa Clara, CA

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified Schools

  • Adams Jr. High, Santa Monica, CA

Stockton Unified School District

  • Caesar Chavez High School, Stockton, CA
  • Franklin Middle School, Stockton, CA
  • Peyton Elementary, Stockton, CA

Sonoma Valley Unified School District

  • District Technology Standards
  • Altimira Middle School, Sonoma, CA
  • Dunbar Elementary School, Sonoma, CA
  • Sonoma High School, Sonoma, CA
  • Sassarini Elementary School, Sonoma, CA

Tamalpais Union High School District

  • District Technology Standards
  • Districtwide PBX System & Public Address Systems
  • Old District Office, Larkspur, CA
  • Redwood High School, Larkspur, CA
  • Sir Francis Drake High, San Anselmo, CA
  • Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA
  • Tamiscal High School, Larkspur, CA

Ukiah Unified School District

  • District Wide Area Network Review

Union Elementary School District

  • Alta Vista Elementary, Los Gatos, CA
  • Carlton Elementary, San Jose, CA
  • Guadalupe Elementary, San Jose, CA
  • Leitz Elementary, San Jose, CA
  • Lone Hill Elementary, San Jose, CA
  • Noddin Elementary, San Jose, CA
  • Oster Elementary, San Jose, CA

The Urban School of San Francisco

  • 2014 Campus Expansion

Willits Unified School District

  • Blosser Lane Elementary, Willits, CA
  • Willits High School, Willits, CA

Woodland Unified School District

  • Districtwide Wide Area Network (WAN) System

Woodside School District

  • Condition Assessment

Child Development Centers

SFMI has also worked on a number of Child Development Centers, typically providing environmental acoustic assessment, structured cabling infrastructure and/or electronic security systems design, including for:

  • UC Merced, Early Childhood Education Center, Merced, California
  • Cliff Bar & Company, Emeryville, California
  • County of Merced, Office Of Education, Child Development Center, Merced, California
  • Sierra Community College, Rocklin Campus Child Development Center, Rocklin, California
  • Prodigy Child Development, San Jose, California
  • Arizona State University, Child Drama/Observation Rooms, Phoenix, Arizona
Linden High School Performing Arts Center

Linden High School Performing Arts Center

Dublin Unified School District Boardroom

Dublin Unified School District Boardroom

Campbell UHSD stadium pressbox CCTV Coverage with microwave links.

Campbell UHSD stadium pressbox CCTV coverage using microwave.