Album: Hardhat tour of Cunha
Sunday, the Cabrillo Education Foundation and Cabrillo Unified School District conducted "hardhat" tours of the new buildings in the middle school. Construction on this, the first of three phases, is expected to be completed before the scheduled date of April, 2009.
The complete project will not be finished until 2011, but a sense of the overall project is emerging.
It’s too soon to say whether the project will fit as a unified whole, but there is ample light and space in the school and the overall effect is not as crowded as it seems when viewed from the street.
The new library is much larger than the current one and includes a computer lab with room for 80 workstations. Designed to withstand an 8.0 earthquake, it is one of the safest buildings on the Coastside. It has a two-story ceiling and generous natural light.
Most questions to the district have been about the color scheme, and the visible bracing on street entrance of the new library building. Yes, both of these are permanent, and expect the color scheme on the new buildings to be carried over the other buildings in the school.
There are some very nice views from the second story of the new building in the back. This building features modern and thoughtfully-designed science labs. The new band room is large, with great instrument storage and professional acoustical engineering.
It looks like the new Cunha Intermediate School is going to be a great place to go to school and a real asset to Half Moon Bay’s downtown.