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~to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor.

~to cooperate with an agency or instrumentality with which one is not immediately connected.

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Advocacy

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We research in support of design. We believe that the best designs are discovered.

Education

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Sustainability

We make sustainability an integral a part of our practice.

Solar Parking Canopy Structures / CUHSD

3.5 Megawatt Solar Electric Generation and Delivery system for the CUHSD on eight District Sites.

Parking lots were reconfigured to maximize parking lot efficiency and in some cases re-paved at each site in order to minimize the need for re-paving to the extent possible for the foreseeable future.

The Campbell Union High School District asked Bartos to design its solar system and lead the development and management of a “4217″ alliance for the generation and delivery of electric power.

• 9 sites: approx. 3.5 MW

• Overall Project Budget: $19M

• Consultant Team: Rinne & Petersen Structural Engineers | American Consulting • Electrical Engineers | McCracken & Woodman Mechanical Engineers | Coulter Construction

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Branham High School Cafeteria Modernization / CUHSD

Project Scope:

■ Replacement of interior surface finishes including flooring, walls, and ceiling tiles.

■ Toilet room renovations and accessibility upgrades.

■ Replacement of mechanical and electrical systems.

■ Replacement of roofing system.

 

Leigh High School Cafeteria Modernization / CUHSD

Project Scope:

 • Replacement of interior surface finishes including flooring, walls, and ceiling tiles.

 • Toilet room renovations and accessibility upgrades.

 • Replacement of mechanical and electrical systems.

 • Replacement of roofing system.

 

“I have been part of school renovations over the last twenty years and Bartos is my favorite firm! Their staff listens to our needs and incorporates our ideas whenever feasible. As a principal, I feel they truly care about my school and my students. Moving back into the renovated Art and Science wing this fall was exciting for students, teachers, and parents. We can’t wait to show it off to alumni returning for our 50th celebrations and to start the next project: a brand new library!“

— Donna Hope, Leigh High School Principal

Westmont High School Library & Student Services / CUHSD

As libraries have evolved in function, especially in recent years, they have become more akin to “hubs” or research centers as opposed to a repository for books. Books are still a major component of high school libraries, however, as books evolve into “e-books” and internet resources grow, todays libraries are evolving.

Scope includes: The library serving as the campus hub, a café-opening onto the quad, a student activities center with a ticket booth opening onto the quad, an outdoor reading/sitting area where students will be able to get a cup of their favorite refreshment and relax/ read/ study outside next to the quad.

• Approx. Sq. Ft.: 10,000

• Overall Project Budget: $3M

• Consultant Team: Rinne & Petersen Structural Engineers  | 
American Consulting, Electrical Engineers

“Their attention to detail is outstanding, and their investment in the form and function of the finished project shows a level of care and pride that you want in people who are designing and building the environment our community will enjoy for years to come.”

— Michael Posey, Westmont High School Principal,
Campbell Union High School District

Leigh High School – Art 'Unit G' / CUHSD

Project Scope:

 • Replacement of interior surface finishes including flooring, walls, and ceiling tiles.

 • Toilet room renovations and accessibility upgrades.

 • Replacement of mechanical and electrical systems.

 • Replacement of roofing system.

Educational: Schools

Health Careers Center — Building 200 / MetroED

The Health Careers Center, also known as Building 200, at MetroED’s Central County Occupational Center is part of a multi-million dollar program to reconfigure and improve the center's Career Technical Education Facilities. Bartos Architecture developed CTEFP applications in collaboration with the MetroED/CCOC staff for the project and several others. The project was scored by CDE and ultimately awarded funding by OPSC.

The MetroED CCOC Master Plan developed by Mark Bartos relocates various disciplines from locations throughout campus into centralized simulated work environments.

Civil Service Careers Center — Building 700 / MetroED

Description coming soon

MC Village / MetroED

The Metropolitan Adult Education program is an adult education program provided by the MetroED school District. With the popularity of their program and the age and size of their current campus being pushed to their limits, the district asked Bartos Architecture to lead up the Design and Construction of a new "portable” village.

Essentially a completely new campus for adult students, the master plan for this facility includes three phases. Phases 1 & 2 were completed in 2010, and Phase 3 will be completed when future funding is available. The project includes nine classrooms and an administration /
collaboration building.

Transportation Careers Center — Building 600 / MetroED

The Transportation project consisted of a complete gutting and reconstruction of building 600. The HVAC classes formerly located in building 600 had been relocated to building 300 allowing for this building to be dedicated to Transportation classes/shops. A Central Corridor system was added with a new spatial/functional layout.

Building Arts Center — Building 300 / MetroED

The two CTEFP modernization/reconfiguration projects above were combined into one DSA/construction project for simplicity. The project consisted of a complete gutting and reconstruction of building 300. The HVAC classes formerly located in Building 600 and the electrical classes formerly located in Building 100 were relocated to this central “Building Arts Center.” This relocation allows for easier collaboration between the various classes. Additionally, outdoor workspace was created with appropriate materials storage. Classes now build small houses on the exterior of the building where this work formerly occurred inside.

• Approx. Sq. Ft.: 33,000

• Overall Project Budget: $2.7M

• Consultant Team: Rinne & Petersen Structural Engineers  | 
Integral Group (formerly IDeAS), Electrical Engineers

Saratoga High School — Falcon Sports Center / LGSUHSD

Description coming soon

Piner High School Geospatial Facility / Santa Rosa City Schools

Bartos Architecture suggested to the Santa Rosa City School District that instead of simply adding an Observatory to their facility, that they include a Classroom, Planetarium and Geospatial Technology Classroom Laboratory in a new "Geospatial Technology Facility"

As a result we Designed a new complex, and successfully wrote a grant application and applied for Career Technical Education Facilities funding.

 

 

Culinary Arts Center — Building 800 / MetroED

Description coming soon

Media Arts Center — Building 100 / MetroED

Description coming soon

Prospect High School Observatory / CUHSD

(in association with CSS / DTB Architecture - now DTA) — Photos courtesy of DTA

High School Astronomical Observatory located atop the Prospect Science building.

Robotically controlled dome, telescope and associated equipment. Pre-manufactured Fiberglass Dome. Isolated steel pier telescope base

As CUHSD devoloped plans for new science buildings, Mark (while at CSS Architecture) advocated for an astronomical observatory- perhaps placed off to the side, or maybe on a roof. It turned out that the Prospect Science building provided the best roofs (flat) and best night skies for an observatory.

We began by considering roll off roofs versus a dome and determined that a dome would be the best solution. We analyzed various manufacturers and settled on Sirius Observatories from Australia.

We then set about the odyssey of getting DSA approval. Accessibility was solved by proposing robotic control allowing use by anyone, anywhere in the world. Structure was solved by developing and successfully passing a testing scenario. Fire and Life Safety was not an issue for this installation - - this observatory can be looked at as a skylight.

After gaining DSA approval, we proceeded with installation of the observatory dome, by a Skylight Installer. This was followed by Telescope and associated equipment installation and commissioning.

As part of our services, we have provided countless hours of volunteer work in the observatory with both Faculty and Students. We continue to participate in the CUHSD astronomy program and are looking forward to sponsoring the first CUSHD night under the stars.

At Bartos Architecture, we have a passion for the idea of integrating Astronomy in to the High School Curriculum.

An astronomical observatory consists of many component parts including: The Enclosure which may be a Dome or a Roll-Off roof, the Telescope, the Telescope Mount, and the Robotic Control Components.

Boynton Continuation High School / CUHSD

Mark Bartos as Project Manager with CSS/DTB Architecture in 1997 — now DTA — Photos courtesy of DTA

This new High School Campus is the result of collaboration discussions between the Architect (Mark Bartos with CSS Architecture) and client. The question was: Shouldn't we provide a dignified place of learning to all students? Do we have to do a standard and somewhat-undignified relocatable village? What can we afford?

As a result the team determined that a campus should be carved out of existing district land, and that the campus should be called a High School instead of continuation school or Alternative School Furthermore, the campus should exude a sense of place, dignity, and the importance of learning. A new 4-acre High School campus now exists, consisting of four modular buildings, including parking and Playgrounds.

• Approx. Sq. Ft.: 25,000

• Overall Project Budget: $8M

• Consultant Team: Rinne & Petersen Structural Engineers  | 
Integral Group (formerly IDeAS), Electrical Engineers

Branham High School Library / CUHSD

Mark Bartos as Project Manager with CSS Architecture in 1997

Leigh High School Library / CUHSD

Leigh High School was originally constructed in the late 1950s. This building previously served as the site’s music / choir facility. A new music facility allowed this building to be utilized for other purposes.

The intent of the project was to respect the existing 1950’s mid-century modern vernacular (originally designed by CSS Architecture) – while being current and contemporary. Instead of demolishing the existing music facility, it was converted into an updated, modern 21st century school library.

• Approx. Sq. Ft.: 6,000

• Overall Project Budget: $2M

• Consultant Team: Rinne & Petersen Structural Engineers  | 
American Consulting, Electrical Engineers

“I have been part of school renovations over the last twenty years and Bartos is my favorite firm! Their staff listens to our needs and incorporates our ideas whenever feasible. As a principal I feel they truly care about my school and my students" said Donna Hope, Leigh High School Principal.”

— Donna Hope, Leigh High School Principal,
Campbell Union High School District