The current Ten Year Facilities Master Plan Update was Board approved on March 12, 2019. The plan consists of large repair/maintenance projects, including roofing and mechanical replacements, as well as proposed capital projects such as new construction. The initial Master Plan was built on feedback from a variety of stakeholders in our District and a comprehensive facilities condition assessment by Alpha Facilities Solutions in 2014. The Facilities Master Plan is updated on an annual basis by facilities staff assessments and ongoing feedback from each site’s administration.
Thurston Middle School Field & Classroom Modernization Project
The District is currently in the design phase of the a new capital project at Thurston Middle School. The scope of the project includes the conversion of the natural grass field to a multi-sport synthetic turf field, the removal of two leased portable classroom buildings, and the modernization of existing classroom space to house the students currently using the portable classroom buildings. The improved synthetic turf field space will increase safety, playability, and will lower the site's landscape irrigation water consumption. The modernization of existing classroom space to house the students currently housed in leased portable classrooms will provide enhanced 21st century learning environments consistent with the standards of the school campus. Construction is planned to start summer 2020.
LBHS Stadium Restroom-Storage Building
The Laguna Beach High School athletic stadium building designed by Ruhnau Clarke Architects is located between the track and baseball field near St. Ann's Drive. The building includes space for athletic team storage, restrooms, coach's office, locker room, and concessions to meet the various athletic, school, and community needs. Construction was completed and the building opened for use in January 2019.
LBHS Artists Theater Upgrades
The Artists Theater located at Laguna Beach High School was upgraded to provide code compliant accessibility to and within the Theater. Included within the upgrades was wheelchair access improvements, stair and ramp handrails, electrical lighting, and fire alarm upgrades. Construction was completed in December 2018.
LBUSD – Energy Efficiency / Prop 39
The lighting at all District facilities was audited and converted from various lighting technologies to LED. Mechanical systems requiring replacement were upgraded with high-efficiency air conditioners, furnaces, and equipment. The project included the provision of air conditioning at the LBHS Dugger Gym and also a complete HVAC replacement at the LBHS Artists Theater. Construction was completed in December 2018.
TOW Classroom ReplacementAt Top of the World Elementary School, three (3) portable classroom buildings were removed and replaced with permanent modular classroom buildings. The three (3) new energy efficient and sustainable buildings include high ceilings, natural light, and designs that actively engage young students. The project was completed December 2017.
LBHS Stadium Track & Turf Replacement with Drainage Improvements
The Laguna Beach High School stadium track rubber and synthetic turf was replaced with new durable high-performing systems. The polyethylene and nylon blended turf fibers provide a soft, but durable playing surface complete with shock absorbent padding. The project was completed August 2016.