Michelle Obama Elementary School


Richmond, California


West Contra Costa Unified School District

Project Dates



West Contra Costa Unified School District- The design-build project includes a completely new campus on the site of the previous school that was demolished this summer. The new campus will have the capacity for over 600 students, 53,000 square feet of interior space, and include multidisciplinary classrooms and learning center spaces for group instruction and hands-on learning. The new school will have three learning suites with 13 learning studios, three project rooms, and three open classrooms. A kindergarten complex of five classrooms is also on the campus. The Michelle Obama Elementary School consists of the design and construction of a new 51,000 SF, K-6 elementary school campus. The new school provides students with a world-class learning environment, offering intentionally-designed flexible spaces for a thriving 21st-century enrichment campus. The Type-IV single and two-story buildings define major spaces that will include a multi-purpose room, library, administrative spaces, community kitchen, flex learning suites equipped with maker space labs, and offices. A site package was also included which will consist of a hardscape, faculty parking and drop-off areas, landscape, and play structures, a synthetic turf field, outdoor learning areas, and a garden. The project had an aggressive schedule from the start.