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De La Salle STREAM Innovation Center

This new high school building boasts state-of-the-art laboratories side-by-side with classrooms, conference spaces, and department offices.

  • Seismic Resilience

    The structure is constructed with reinforced concrete using post-tensioned floor slabs supported on a regularly arranged grid of columns and shear walls.

  • Sustainable Integration

    The building maximizes energy efficiency and features solar-tracking operable sunshades as well as exposed thermal mass and radiant conditioning.

We harness our advanced analytics’ capabilities to predict structural behavior and gain key insights to develop optimized, data-driven design solutions—creating real value for clients and building owners.

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We’re hyper-focused on providing useful insights early in the design process to better inform key decisions, control cost, and minimize disruptive surprises. By internalizing project-level goals, we’re better able to help achieve them.

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As industry leaders, we collaborate and innovate to create low-embodied energy, sustainable design solutions that are efficient, cost-effective, and seek to reduce carbon output to minimize construction’s environmental impact.

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We combine innovative design and a collaborative and responsive workflow to deliver tailored, effective, and unexpected seismic design solutions that help protect our clients’ high value investments and facilitate post-earthquake operations.

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Instead of textbook solutions and conventional approaches, we ask deeper questions to unlock possibilities. Through ingenuity and a thoughtful application of engineering first-principles, we develop more responsive and efficient structural designs.

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The STREAM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Math) Innovation Center at De La Salle High School supports the integration of student learning, experience, and innovation across the sciences and the humanities.

Shared space

The building was designed to encourage collaboration among students and across projects, with state-of-the-art laboratories integrated with classrooms. Conference spaces and department offices are located adjacent to teaching spaces to further encourage sharing and learning experiences. The center is designed to maximize energy efficiency and features solar-tracking operable sunshades as well as exposed thermal mass and radiant conditioning. Low-cement concrete was used throughout. 

  • Location

    Concord, CA

  • Square Footage

    39,000 sf

  • Cost

    $18 million

  • Completion Date


  • Owner

    De La Salle High School

  • Architect

    Ratcliff Architects

  • Contractor

    Cahill Contractors

  • Photography

    David Wakely