15000 Inc. partnered with Aidlen Darling Architects of San Francisco to design the HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering for this elegantly detailed project. The open atmosphere of the architectural design created challenges for mechanical systems and required close coordination between all disciplines. The HVAC, plumbing and fire protection engineering had to meet the high standards set by Aidlen Darling Architects. In order to achieve the high ceilings and open concept of the interior environment, beam and joist penetrations had to be fully coordinated. The end result will be a beautiful architectural achievement – and an ideal learning environment for The Roseland University Prep School students.
Roseland University Prep is a college-preparatory charter high school in Roseland, a community located in the heart of Santa Rosa, CA. As an area with a diverse population and a large number of newly established families, Roseland faces challenges that contribute to a low high school graduation rate. However, the school is making a positive difference in their students’ lives and those of their families; more than 95% of the students who attend Roseland University Prep graduate and attend college, a rate nearly 30% higher than California and national averages. Great importance was placed on creating a positive and welcoming atmosphere, from circulation and gathering to the deliberate exposure to light and nature. Multi function spaces and a large interior amphitheater create casual meeting areas for students and teachers, as well as for formal teaching and community events, thus reinforcing the family-like nature of the Roseland school community. The resulting design creates a strong identity for the school that is open and inviting, warm and nurturing – a beacon of education and promise.
Roseland University Prep is a charter school that prepares the students for life at a four year university. Most students at R.U.P. will be the first to attend college and many will be the first to graduate high school.
The project began construction in January of 2016 and expects to be open for the 2017 school year.