New Gymnasium

Herman Intermediate School, San Jose, CA

The 14,000sf project is the first new construction project on the campus since the 1960’s. It's the first gymnasium on the campus. The design provides a new strong civic presence for the school and community as it will be joint use space. The gym contains a high school sized basketball court with four side practice courts, a stage component, 480-seat bleachers, storage rooms, restrooms, office and ticketing spaces. The building's design meets California High-Performance Schools (CHPS) and PG&E Savings energy efficiency requirements. Design elements include north/south orientation, maximum use of daylighting, high-efficiency HVAC systems, a cool roof designed to accept future PV panels, CMU and steel stud construction with blown-in insulation, creating a thermal barrier, low-flow water fixtures, bioswales to filter stormwater, and low-VOC materials.

Completion Date: 2009
Structural Systems: Structural Steel & CMU
Architect: Aedis Architects