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School Upgrades Will Optimize Collaboration

C.W. Driver Companies recently broke ground on two modernization projects for San Diego Unified School District. The modernization of both La Jolla Elementary School and John Muir Language Academy will provide enhanced learning environments that optimize collaboration, enhance the educational experience and prepare students for the future.

“We will leverage our extensive experience in building education facilities to deliver an engaging, collaborative environment while minimizing the impact of construction on students, faculty and staff,” said Keith Kauffman, project executive at C.W. Driver Companies.

The site modernization of La Jolla Elementary School at 7337 Girard Ave., which serves K-5 students, will upgrade the existing permanent buildings and add a two-story administrative and classroom building, kindergarten classroom buildings, lunch structure and an upper field restroom building. An existing kitchen will be remodeled to provide an updated food service facility for students, and the current main campus administrative building will be converted to classrooms.

The modernization will also feature technology and infrastructure upgrades, outdoor learning areas, a maker space, larger parking lot and on-site student drop-off. Domusstudio architecture is the architect of record for the project. Funded by Prop S, Z and YY bonds, construction is expected to complete in 2024.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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