Gloria Davis Middle School

San Francisco Unified School District

This middle school is located in the Bayview/Hunters Point district of San Francisco. The science curriculum focus of the school led to an architectural expression that celebrates science technology and the way things work, while preserving the warmth and personal scale of the program in the new courtyard. The project included conversion of an existing three-story elementary school building for middle school use, upgrading a ground floor for senior center use, and design of a new two-story classroom addition. Six new state-of-the-art classrooms are connected to the campus by covered walkways and a bridge that define courtyard and amphitheater spaces.  (photos © Gelfand Partners Architects)