On Tuesday, Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) staff and students gathered alongside community members to celebrate the opening of the new District Office and Adult School Building. The building was funded in part by the community-supported Bond Measure CC, a 2018 $275 million school bond meant to help modernize district facilities.
The new 27,000 square-feet site, designed by Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) and built by Blach Construction (Blach), is now open and serving as FUHSD’s new headquarters and adult school. It offers state-of-the-art education, administrative, and support spaces for staff, faculty, and students. It also features new offices, professional/continuing education rooms, and a new board room for public meetings.
The portion of the building dedicated to the adult school includes administration space and flexible classrooms designed to support a range of course offerings, such as English as a Second Language (ESL), GED preparation, and citizenship preparation.
“The completion of our new District Office and Adult School represents an exciting new phase of enhanced offerings and increased connection to our schools,” said Polly Bove, FUHSD Superintendent. “Not only does this multi-purpose building double as a modern home for district operations and comprehensive Adult School, it serves as a central hub that facilitates access between our schools, community members, and district administration.”
Quattrocchi Kwok designed the headquarters to meet or exceed the requirements of California Green Building and Energy Codes. It features energy-efficient mechanical equipment, low-VOC materials, stormwater filtration, and sustainable landscaping.
FUHSD serves the communities of Cupertino, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Los Altos, Saratoga, and Santa Clara. Its administrators expressed excitement over presenting the new resource to residents of those cities and the general public. Visitors to the headquarters will see a multimedia “District History” display in the main lobby, which showcases FUHSD’s nearly 100 years of educating the community. “We are incredibly proud of our history, so it is especially gratifying to be able to publicly share the contributions our faculty, staff, students, and alumni continue to make,” said Bove. “Thank you to our supportive community and trusted project team for making this inspiring space possible.”