Junipero Serra High School

About This Project

Arts and Sciences Building and Swimming Pool

Location: San Mateo, California

Architects: Ratcliff Architecture

Contractors: Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction

About the Client: Junipero Serra High School is a private high school located in San Mateo. The school is associated with the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Project Description: This project included building the new Center for the Arts and Sciences building for Juniper Serra High School.  The new building houses state of the art biology, chemistry and physics labs as well as premier teaching space. In addition, the building also includes expanded facilities for fine and performing arts, including a Music Rehearsal Hall and enlarged art rooms for 2-D and 3-D art. Also, a new Olympic size competition swimming pool was installed.

Special Features and Challenges: Nova Partners provided team leadership through the design, preconstruction and construction phases. Nova assisted the School in preliminary cost models to help determine the appropriate budget and type of construction. Nova has worked very closely with the school through all phases from fundraising to contractor selection to construction. Nova also worked with the school to determine specific FF&E budgets and requirements along with the Audio Visual scope of work and telecom cabling. Nova is on site to assure the client they are getting a world class facility that will meet their needs for years to come.

Nova Partners’ Role: Nova Partners was engaged as project manager for the entire first phase of the campus project, managing the project from project inception to completion.


Education, Interior Improvements, Religious