Studio 3:15 - Career Technical Education Pathways Program

2020 Outstanding Design

Studio 3:15 was designed for Corcoran High School’s emerging Games & Simulations pathway program to engage learners in the information, communications and technology sector. The building consists of two traditional classrooms, four large collaborative spaces, a large meeting room, an acoustically treated sound room inspired by Minecraft, and an administration space with a small meeting area. When used for instruction, this facility can house up to 326 students, but when the collaborative space’s operable partitions are removed, these rooms are transformed into one large assembly space capable of holding up to 673 occupants. Two large glazed bi-fold doors provide a visual and physical connection between this assembly space and an adjacent student quad, and open the new building to the rest of the existing campus. The student quad’s design provides a playful series of walkways, planters, shade structures, and raised concrete benches meant to encourage exploration and creativity beyond the walls of the classroom.

“We are excited about the results from our design team to make our vision of Studio 3:15 become a reality! This project captured the creative input and energy from our district leaders, as well as the architects from Mangini Associates and designers from D&D to make it an incredible success. Together, we had a great team who collaborated to create an innovative learning space for our students to thrive and excel into growing career opportunities.” —RICH MERLO, SUPERINTENDENT, CORCORAN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT