New Gompers School

New Gompers School

Location: Richmond, CA
Contract Amount: $6,500,000
General Contractor: Lathrop Construction

Project Description:
This project is an interesting example of a school district making the most of its resources, both physically and financially. When the state demanded seismic upgrades to Gompers Continuation High School, as well as to charter school, LPS (Leadership Public School) West Contra Costa Unified School District decided to build both schools on the same campus. Located in the “Iron Triangle” area of Richmond, the architect describes the design as a “geode”, the idea being a” hard exterior that opens up to light and space on the inside.” (HMC Architects)
Del Monte Electric provided the electrical to this 137,000 square foot project that included a three story classroom building, a two story classroom and admin building and a state of the art gym/multi-purpose building. Electrical included an all-purpose AV system, DLM lighting control systems and the latest communication and signal systems.  The buildings were constructed of concrete and steel.
Project Completed:  10/2015