North Davis Elementary School

  • Project: Modernization and Expansion
  • Type: K-6
  • Completion Date: August 2016

Project Background

The Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) is committed to teaching students the computer skills needed to succeed in a digital economy. When growing demand prompted North Davis Elementary to expand its computer science program, DJUSD teamed with American Modular systems (AMS) to design and construct a permanent high tech facility on the school’s Davis campus. AMS created a quiet, comfortable, high performance building design that not only supports continued growth at North Davis, but also can be replicated quickly and cost-effectively on K-12 campuses throughout the District. Two Gen7 modular classroom wings give North Davis four spacious new classrooms, each designed for 21st century learning with open-concept flex-space and a dedicated computer counter along the back wall.

Though streamlined in design, the North Davis Gen7s include many sustainable features that were budget-friendly to install and offer long-term health and cost benefits. Premium acoustics keep the building whisper-quiet, while strategic use of daylighting and LEDs alleviate the distracting flicker and noise of fluorescent lights—all instrumental in creating a productive learning environment. A custom canopy/rain ladder configuration shades pedestrian walkways, reducing heat and glare inside the buildings, in addition to providing weather protection for students. To eliminate mechanical noise, AMS installed a high efficiency HVAC package unit with no condenser; sited indoors, the system is safe from vandalism and eliminates the need for pads obstructing the walkways. Upgraded electrical future-proofs the building, efficiently powering multiple computers and digital devices, which can be stored and charged in a secure cabinet—a convenient feature for a computer-focused learning space.