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Dublin Unified School District Breaks Ground on Engineering and Science Building at Dublin High School

DHS Groundbreaking

(L-R: Joe Sorrera (DUSD), Jeanne Morgan (DHS), Harold Freiman (Lozano Smith), Julianne Sundstrom (DHS), Matt Campbell (DUSD), Eugene Chou (DHS), Shawn Mehaffey (Chevron), Katina Lewis (DTA), Richard Beard (DHS), Tim Sbranti (DHS), Maureen Byrne (DHS), Brad Vereen (DHS), Jenna Bowie (DHS-ASB), Kelly Beck (DHS), Rob Frazier (DHS), Dave Marken (DUSD), Katie Hermens (DHS), Amy Miller (DUSD Board President), Andrea Pryor (CSEA), Megan Rouse (DUSD Board), Lenni Velez (DHS), Krista Taylor (DHS))

Dublin Unified School District Breaks Ground on Engineering and Science Building at Dublin High School

New facility to add 16 classrooms, a multi-purpose space, weight room, and maintenance room

Dublin, CA – August 1, 2019 – During a ceremony held at Dublin High School on the evening of August 1, 2019, the district officially broke ground on the high school’s new Engineering and Science Building. Once completed, the facility will add approximately 47,000 square feet to the school’s campus. The first level of the new building will include five engineering classrooms, a weight room, maintenance room, and shop space. The second level will consist of three flexible science classrooms, a multi-use HUB space, and break-out space. The final level will contain four flexible science classrooms, three flexible science labs, and break-out space. Construction of the state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2020-21 school year.

Participants in the groundbreaking ceremony included Amy Miller, president of the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees, Dr. Dave Marken, superintendent of the Dublin Unified School District, Maureen Byrne, principal of Dublin High School, Katina Lewis, representative of the Dublin Teachers Association, Andrea Pryor representative of the CSEA, Jenna Bowie president of the Dublin High School Associated Student Body, Dublin High staff, district administrators, and student mentors. 

“Over the last twenty years, the Dublin Unified School District has transformed into one of the preeminent school districts in California,” stated Dr. Dave Marken, superintendent of the Dublin Unified School District. “Once completed, our new Engineering and Science Building will help us maintain the level of excellence in STEM disciplines we have become known for, while expanding opportunities for students and staff to succeed.”

During the June 25, 2019 Board meeting, the Dublin High School Engineering & Science Building project, which was previously approved and funded by the Board, cleared the final hurdle before groundbreaking could take place. In a unanimous decision, the Board awarded the contract to Midstate Construction Corporation of Petaluma, CA. The project, with its budget of $31.5 million dollars, will be funded with Measure E and Measure C monies ($30.5 million from Measure E and $1 million from Measure C). 

“As our community has grown, Dublin residents have shown their willingness to invest in their schools,” said Amy Miller, president of the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees. “The Dublin High School Engineering and Science Building is one of the investments they have made and one I believe will deliver an exceptional return on investment for students, staff, and the community.”

“Our students, staff, athletes, and coaches deserve word-class facilities that will allow them to push their limits and maximize their potential,” said Maureen Byrne, principal of Dublin High School. “We are thrilled to be able to train our athletes in a way that improves strength and performance while reducing injuries and to expand our ability to support the growing interest in STEM education.”

Once the Engineering and Science building is complete, and the first phase of the future high school is open (Fall 2022), portables will be removed from Dublin High School, and the site will see optimal utilization for the first time in years.

Parking and Drop-off/Loading Zone Impacts

During construction, available parking spaces and drop-off and loading zones in the Dublin High School parking lot on Brighton Ave will be impacted. Approximately 60 spaces located near the construction zone will be inaccessible, leaving a total of 255 spaces. For more information, download the site map.

About the Dublin Unified School District

The Dublin Unified School District serves over 12,300 students, from preschool through adult education, in a diverse suburban environment. The district has 12 school sites, including seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one K-8, and two high schools. The Dublin Unified School District mission is to educate every student to become a lifelong learner by providing a safe and supportive environment that fosters collective responsibility for each student’s success. Dublin schools have been recognized with numerous accolades, including Advanced Placement Honor Roll, National Blue Ribbon School, Gold Ribbon Award, Project Lead The Way Distinguished School, California School of Character, National School of Character, California Distinguished School, and Title 1 Academic Achievement Award School.