Balfour Beatty is providing general contracting services to the Hayward Unified School District to construct a new STEAM building on each of the district’s three high school campuses: Hayward High School, Tennyson High School and Mt. Eden High School. STEAM, which is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art and math, supports an interdisciplinary project-based curriculum, which these new buildings will house.
The STEAM buildings, designed by CSDA Design Group, are two-storied and provide eight learning spaces, two science labs, a “maker space” and demonstration lobby. Breakout rooms and alcoves provide spaces for small group collaboration and self-directed learning. Outdoor learning areas include an exterior maker space patio, orchard, garden and areas for group work and individual contemplation. The classrooms are designed to be flexible allowing for a variety of learning styles and teaching methodologies. Each building is designed to achieve LEED® Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council.