Design Tech High School Tour + Panel
View Registrations Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
Design Tech High School Tour + Panel

Join us for our first meeting of 2018 as we tour the newly designed and newly occupied Design Tech School on the Oracle Campus, a free charter school. PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to register soon. Registration closes when we reach the first 100 attendees.

When: 2/1/2018
6-8:30 pm
Where: Design Tech High School
275 Oracle Parkway
Redwood City, California  94065
United States
Contact: Chris Burnham

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

A Tour and Panel Discussion




The world’s first school located on a tech campus — will soon provide interdisciplinary learning spaces built-to-fit the school’s personalized and problem-based approach. The curvilinear, two-story building is designed to connect both to its elongated, bay-side site and the Oracle campus.


Fitted with mobile furniture, display spaces, and writable surfaces, the industrial interiors will provide a customizable canvas for students. Spaces are designed to be flexible and high-use in order to meet the significant programmatic needs. This starts with the central, two-story lobby that doubles as a multi-purpose gathering space. Break-out nooks and collaboration spaces flank the classrooms and labs to encourage students to take a hands-on approach.


Designed for learning to take place everywhere,’s new school will help maximize each student’s experience and prepare them for success in college and beyond.


Project Highlights

  • 64,000-sf education facility
  • flexible classrooms
  • fabrication, biology, and chemistry labs
  • break-out spaces | outdoor learning spaces
  • servery
  • LEED NC Gold Target


Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will tour the 66,000 sf high school and learn the techniques used to achieve LEED Gold certification.
  2. Participants will learn about the landscape challenges in keeping the bay wetlands undisturbed and providing vegetation to encourage and support native birds while creating a learning facility for high school students.
  3. Participants will learn about the collaborative design process which included architect, builder, client and user (the students).
  4. Participants will learn how the design/build team approached the planning of green environments, planning, and energy principles in the earliest phases of a project with focused priorities and goals.










Enter the parking address into your gps not the school address as it may not have been added to google maps yet.

420 Parking Garage
420 Oracle Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065

The 420 Parking Garage is located across the street from Design Tech High School.  The surface parking lot at 275 Oracle Parkway is reserved for
teaching staff and disabled person parking.


Ken Montgomery
Design Tech High School
Co-founder and Executive Director
Ken is the School Representative for the project

Pat Doehrman-Giansiracusa
Director Real Estate & Facilities Strategy and Projects
Pat is the Client for the project 
Dennis McCoy
Nova Partners
Dennis is the Construction Manager for the project.
Erin Allred
XL Construction
Senior Project Manager
Erin is the General Contractor for the project 

Dawn Jedkins
DES Architects + Engineers
Dawn is the Designer and represents the
Architecture, Landscape Architecture,

Structural Engineering, Interiors,
Visual Communications, and Sustainability team for the project


Design Tech High School

Students who were 9th graders at the time,
participated in the design charrette for the school


No fee - members
$20.00 - spouses
$40.00 - AIA Silicon Valley Non-members


We love having guests attend our events as they consider the value of joining the AIA Silicon Valley Chapter and interacting with our active member base.  However, we remind our guests (not spouses of current members), that you may attend no more than two meetings per calendar year in this capacity, after which we hope you consider joining our association.   Please reach out to April Becerra, the AIA Silicon Valley Executive Director, for any further clarification on this policy or to learn more about joining the AIA Silicon Valley, an accredited chapter of The American Institute of Architects

If you have not already done so, please create an account on the website here (you will need this to sign up for all AIA Silicon Valley events); AIA Silicon Valley members will automatically have a profile on the website. You do not need to be an AIA member to register with the website or to attend events - everyone is welcome. While logged into your account, complete your registration by clicking the "register" button at the top right of this page.

If you have any difficulties creating a profile on our website, logging in, or registering for an event, please contact the AIA Silicon Valley office at